The Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, UK, is one of the finest small picture galleries in the world.
It is home to a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, objets d'art and coins, and may justly claim to be the most representative collection of Western artwork formed in Britain over the past 100 years.
This stunning book, fully revised and updated, presents 120 of the finest works in the collection, with extended captions alongside glorious full-colour illustrations.
Bellini, Rubens, Gainsborough and all the major Impressionist painters are represented.
The story of each work is described in fascinating detail, placing it in a wider art-historical context.