Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych, 2006, Fine w/DJ
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Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych
John Oliver Hand, Catherine A. Metzger, and Ron Spronk
National Gallery of Art, Washington; Yale University Press
Notes: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, First Printing, 4to, 12 3/4" x 10." First Printing: printer's key beginning with "10" and ending in "1." Black cloth-covered boards in a black paper dust jacket. White lettering on dust jacket spine. Wrap-around color illustration on front and back panels and dust jacket spine. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has minuscule wear to extremities, else clean and intact. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with color illustrations. 339 pp., including illustrations, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Published on the occasion of an exhibition that showed at the National Gallery of Art, Washington from November 12, 2006-February 4, 2007 and at the Koninklijk Museum voor Sc one Kunsten Antwerp from March 3-May 27, 2007. Beautiful monograph about the tradition of the Dutch diptych. These two-paneled paintings were popular in the Netherlands during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and depicted both religious and secular subjects. The book examines about forty pairs of Dutch diptychs from this time period by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, and Rogier van der Weyden. Included are discussions of religious practices and art developments in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Northern Europe. Authored by John Oliver Hand, Catherine A. Metzger, and Ron Spronk. Published by the National Gallery of Art, Washington in association with Yale University Press. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.