Description - Old Master Portrait Drawings by James Spero
Here are 47 masterpieces of the art of portrait drawing, selected from the work of an elite group of artists who represent the great schools and traditions of Italy and northern Europe from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Among the artists are Andrea Mantegna, Filippino Lippi, Raphael, Durer, Andrea del Sarto, Titian, Pontormo, Lucas van Leyden, Holbein, Rubens, Hals, Bernini, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Watteau, and Ingres. In these striking, brilliantly realized portraits, art students will find a concise survey of the finest examples of portrait drawing - works of art whose deeply impressive effects were attained through great individuality of focus, style, and technical achievement. Art enthusiasts will savour the choice, far-ranging content of this exemplary collection, which combines in one inexpensive volume master drawings by so many great artists.
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