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Delaware Art Museum

Selected Treasures

Curators

ISBN: 978 1 85759 320 4
Size: 250 x 210 mm / 8.25 x 9.75 in.
Binding: softcover
Pages: 128
Images: 150

UK £14.95 / US $19.95

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fully illustrated guide to the world-renowned collection in the Delaware Art Museum
  • Features several American artists, including Benjamin West, Andrew Wyeth and John Sloan
  • Also includes Pre-Raphaelite art from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum's world-renowned collection of more than 12,000 works of art focuses on American Art and Illustration of the 19th through to the 21st centuries and the English Pre-Raphaelite Movement of the mid 19th-century. The collections provide an outstanding overview of the evolution of American art - from Benjamin West, Frederic E. Church and Winslow Homer, to Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper and George Segal, and the country's largest collection of works by John Sloan. The Museum's extensive collection of English Pre-Raphaelite art includes works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones. This beautifully illustrated guide examines in depth the masterpieces from the collection with an introduction to each section providing background information on the art, the major artists and their impact, as well as the significance of the collection to the art world in general. Each entry is accompanied by an extended caption and often a colour detail of a key element within the work.

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