The French Collection
French Nineteenth-Century Paintings in Dutch Public Collections
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
Now for the first time, the total sum of 19th-century French paintings held in Dutch public collections is brought into coherent focus. The French collection opens with an essay which vividly sketches the art world in Holland during this period. In the catalogue section of The French Collection we find all of the over 1000 paintings listed alphabetically by the artist's name. Clear and comprehensive entries of every work include the technical data, the provenance of the work, the literature and the exhibitions. Furthermore, each painting is represented with a black and white photo.
This reference book will certainly help open up the Dutch collections nationwide and worldwide; therefore it earns a permanent place in the libraries of art institutions, museum, art historians, collectors and art lovers.