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From the Time of Marie Antoinette in the Tansey Collection

The Tansey miniatures, now held by the Bomann Museum in Celle, represent one of the most significant collections of European miniature paintings. This volume is the fifth in a series exploring the collection in key periods. Each volume presents new photographic reproductions of the miniatures at actual size.
This volume covers the final fifty years of the eighteenth century, perhaps the most magnificent period in the history of miniature painting, a time of great innovation in both style and technique. Essays by specialists in the field offer insights into the artworks, their patrons, and the period. The resulting book is as informative as it is beautiful, a stunning testament to a bygone age and a once-popular form.

500 pages | 227 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 4/5 | © 2012

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents

Combined German/English Edition

Miniatures from the Time of Marie Antoinette in the Tansey Collection
      Bernd Pappe
“It Is not the Miniature that Excels”: The Paris Miniaturists in the Time of Marie Antoinette
      Gerrit Walczak
Miniature Painters at the Court of Louis XVI: The Royal Road and Detours to Fame
      Nathalie Lemoine-Bouchard
“None of the Pettiness of the Miniature’: The Impact of the Art of Peter Adolf Hall in France
      Bernd Pappe
Ignazio Pio Vittoriano Campana (1744–1786), Peintre ordinaire du cabinet of Marie Antoinette: From the Turin of Charles Emmanuel III to the Paris of Louis XVI
      Bernardo Falconi
Moments of Happiness: Insights into a Time of Cultural Transition
      Juliane Schmieglitz-Otten

Short Biographies of the Miniaturists
Photo Credits
About the Editors

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