French Paintings 1500-1900, 2 vols: National Galleries of Scotland

Michael Clarke, Frances Fowle

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

The Scottish National Gallery’s outstanding collection of French paintings is fully described fully in this two-volume illustrated catalogue, which is underpinned by extensive scholarly research. Since the Gallery first opened to the public in 1859, its collection of French paintings has continued to grow, thanks to inspired and enlightened purchases and many generous donations. The collection’s fascinating history, reflecting changing tastes and priorities over the years, is related in the introductory essay.

Each artist is introduced by a concise biography, followed by detailed catalogue entries, featuring the most up-to-date research. Illustrating and describing over 190 works of art, this publication is the definitive text on the French paintings in Scotland’s national collection.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Galleries of Scotland
Number of pages688
ISBN (Print)9781911054641
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • French art
  • painting
  • museum collections
  • provenance
  • technical analysis


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