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The McCarthy Collection


A selection of medieval European sculptures from the McCarthy collection.

This substantial catalog explores a remarkable collection of medieval European sculptures. Richly detailed with plentiful illustrations and original research, it is a notable contribution to medieval scholarship.

The McCarthy collection comprises more than 150 specimens of medieval European sculpture, produced over nearly six hundred years. A testimony to the comprehensiveness of Robert McCarthy’s interest in the art and culture of the Middle Ages, its geographical, chronological, and typological breadth place it among the most important of its kind in private hands.

Enriched with outstanding photography by Barney Hindle and Mark French, this book provides detailed stylistic, iconographic, and contextual analyses. This approach, complemented in some cases by petrographic analysis, has allowed the authors to connect much of the material presented in these pages with specific buildings, workshops, or regional schools, contributing to a better understanding of the pieces themselves, their original settings, and their cultural and artistic milieux.

This catalog is part of an ambitious project to document the entirety of McCarthy’s holdings—which also include notable selections of medieval ivories, stained glass, and East Christian Art.

304 pages | 350 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 3/4

The McCarthy Collection

Art: European Art

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