Art Treasures of England: The Regional Collections
Michael Foster, Jane Martineau
Merrell Holberton, Jan 1, 1998 - Art - 488 pages
This major publication, containing 450 color illustrations, reveals the greatest art treasures of English regional collections, built up from the foundation in the 17th century of the first university collections, through the purchases of Victorian paintings by municipal art galleries and philanthropic patrons in 19th-century industrial towns and cities, to the collecting of Old Master paintings and drawings and modern British art in this century.
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