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The Courtauld

Highlights from the Gallery

Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen, Karen Serres, Alexandra Gerstein, Barnaby Wright, Ketty Gottardo, Rachel Sloan, Alixe Bovey and Coralie Malissard

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 405 0

    Size: 250 x 210 mm

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 136

    In association with:

    Date published: November, 2021

    UK £15 /US $19.95


  • Features notable treasures of remarkable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings
  • Artists discussed include Michelangelo, Rubens, Manet and Van Gogh
  • Published to mark the reopening of The Courtauld Gallery in late 2021, including a new Learning Centre, collection study spaces, café and shop.


The Courtauld is one of the United Kingdom’s great art collections, displayed throughout the magnificent historic setting of Somerset House in central London. This elegant book is a curated selection of its highlights – paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and decorative arts – each beautifully illustrated and accompanied by an insightful commentary. Notable among these treasures are remarkable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including the world-famous A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet and Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear.

This book is also an engaging account of how The Courtauld became an internationally renowned centre for the teaching and research of art history, conservation and curating. It was founded nearly a century ago in the belief that art has the power to enrich people’s lives. The Courtauld continues that mission today, promoting the understanding of the visual arts and offering a place where everyone can find enjoyment and inspiration.

Author information

Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen is Head of the Courtauld Gallery; other contributors are members of the Courtauld Curatorial Department.