Sixteenth- to Nineteenth-Century British Painting : State Hermitage Museum Catalogue Hardback
Part of the Studies in British Art series
The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg houses a relatively small but choice collection of 16th- to 19th-century British paintings, among them Thomas Gainsborough's vibrant Portrait of a Lady in Blue (c. 1770) and his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds' vast Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpents (c. 1786), commissioned by the Russian Empress Catherine II and symbolizing a young Russia's growing strength. 135 paintings-works by artists from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales-are presented in this comprehensive catalogue.
Also included are portraits from the famed War Gallery created by English painter George Dawe, who was awarded a prestigious commission to produce more than 300 images of Russian generals for the Gallery of 1812 in the historic Winter Palace, now part of the museum complex.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 26/04/2011
- Category: History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
- ISBN: 9780300170467