Treasures from Budapest
European Masterpieces from Leonardo to Schiele
Authors: Edited by David Ekserdjian
Imprint: Royal Academy Publications
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 3/1/2011
Trim Size: 9 1/2 x 11
Page Count: 288
Cover: HC-Cloth with Jacket
Illustrations: 250 full-color illustrations
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About the book
Leonardo, Raphael, Cranach, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Dürer, Monet, Chagall, Picasso, and Schiele--these and other great European artists are represented in this superb book, which showcases one of Europe's finest but lesser-known art collections, that of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. The museum was formed in the 19th century by the Hungarian government, with the aim of creating a public collection through the acquisition of private collections. The most significant of these, the Esterházy collection, included important Old Master paintings and fine Old Master drawings. Building on the Esterházy works, the museum has continued to acquire European art dating from the 14th to the 20th centuries.
Over 200 works from the collection are reproduced here alongside a selection of works from the Hungarian National Gallery. Texts by eminent scholars explore the history of the museum and include entries on each work.
About the authorDavid Ekserdjian
is professor of art history and head of the Department of History of Art and Film at the University of Leicester, England. He was previously at Christie's and was editor of Apollo
magazine from 1997 to 2004. He is a trustee of the National Gallery, London.