Kings & Connoisseurs: Collecting Art in Seventeenth-Century Europe

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Old master paintings are now considered to be the most valuable and prestigious of the visual arts, and the best examples command the highest prices of any luxury commodity. In this series of lectures Jonathan Brown tells in vivid detail the story of the rise of painting to this exalted status. The result is an exciting narrative of greed and passion, played out against a background of international politics and intrigue. This book, which is an essay in cultural and art history, is completed by a postscript showing why ...

Kings and Connoisseurs: Collecting Art in Seventeenth-Century Europe 1995, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691044972

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Kings & Connoisseurs: Collecting Art in Seventeenth-Century Europe 1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300064377

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