The Russian Passion for Dutch Painting of the Golden Age

The Collection of Pyotr Semenov and the Art-Market in St Petersburg, 1860-1910

Auteur: Irina Sokolova
Uitgever: Brill
  • Engels
  • 9789004292413
  • augustus 2015
  • Hardcover
  • 448 pagina's
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In The Russian Passion for Dutch Painting of the Golden Age, Irina Sokolova presents the collection of paintings created by Pyotr Petrovich Semenov-Tyan-Shansky (1827-1914), an outstanding scholar and Russian statesman during the era of liberal reforms in Russia. Not only did this man of great erudition assemble a unique body of more than 700 works by Dutch and Flemish masters, but he pushed hard to ensure that it entered the Imperial Hermitage in 1914. His activities as a collector have until recently remained largely unknown. For the first time in English, this richly illustrated book unfolds the history of Semenov's gallery against the background of cultural and artistic life in St Petersburg and the close ties between Russian and European connoisseurs of his time.

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Sokolova tells a riveting story very well and takes us into an unfamiliar and fascinating world. She has excellent notes, bibliography and indexes - the Index of People is especially valuable in giving short biographies. This is the first in a new series of books published by Brill, the Oud Holland Book series. It is beautifully produced and well illustrated, which bodes well for the success of the series. Christopher Brown, Director Emeritus, The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford For the full review go to: http://www.hnanews.org/hna/bookreview/current/nl_Sokolova0316.html The Russian Passion for Dutch Painting of the Golden Age represents fifty years' worth of collecting by Russian explorer and scholar Pyotr Semenov (1827-1914). Little has been written in English about his collecting, so this monograph is a unique contribution to scholarship in the history of art. Lindsey Reno, University of New Orleans While the title might suggest a seemingly narrow topic, this is belied by the wealth of information contained in this book: Semenov's life, his collecting, the importance of Dutch works in Russia, key scholars of Dutch art from the era, Russian collectors and antiquarians, and the sale of his works. The text is intended for a broad audience from specialists in museums and collecting to academics interested in Dutch Baroque art, as well as to scholars of Russian art and culture. Andrea Rusnock, Indiana University South Bend

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augustus 2015
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Irina Sokolova
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The Collection of Pyotr Semenov and the Art-Market in St Petersburg, 1860-1910

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