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Title:  America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting

Author:  by Philippe Bordes, Jack Hinton, et al.


Format: Hardcover, Oversized  

Book condition:  Used -  Very Good to Like New 

Cover:  Very Good to Like New 

Dust Jacket:   Very Good.   Dust jacket is protected with Mylar cover.    


In 1815, Joseph, elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, arrived in America, bringing with him his vast and exquisite collection of eighteenth-century French painting, and a new American taste for eighteenth-century French painting was born. America Collects Eighteenth-century French Painting brings together some of the best and most unusual examples of this type of art that American museums have to offer, and tells their stories on a national stage. Who were the collectors, curators, museum directors and dealers responsible for bringing eighteenth-century French painting to America? Where are the paintings now? The book considers America's very real fascination with France in the eighteenth century: a staunch ally in the Revolutionary wars, a cultural and intellectual model for Franklin, Jefferson and other Americans abroad. It also looks at the way in which the cultural ideal of eighteenth-century France has continued to endure in the American imagination. 


Publisher: ‎ Lund Humphries, 2017 

Hardcover: ‎ 332 pages

ISBN-10: ‎ 1848222343

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1848222342

Dimensions: ‎ 10 x 12.25 inches


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America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting by Philippe Bordes, et al.

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