William Reese
 
Reese, William
Reese, William
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Description: Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art
Paul Mellon was one of the greatest book collectors of the twentieth century. This may surprise some, for his achievements as an art collector and his role in the creation and expansion of two major institutions, the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) and the National...
PublisherYale Center for British Art
Description: Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art
Paul Mellon (1907–1999) was an unparalleled collector of British art. His collection, now at Yale in the museum and study center he founded to house it, rivals those in Britain’s national museums and is unquestionably the most comprehensive representation of British art held outside of the United Kingdom. This book celebrates the centenary of his birth. Five introductory essays examine Mellon’s extraordinary collecting activity, as well as his role in creating both the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London as gifts to his alma mater (Yale 1929). The catalogue section showcases 148 of the most exquisite and important paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, sculpture, rare books, and manuscript material in the Yale Center’s collection, including major works by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner.

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Print publication date June 2007 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300117462
EISBN 9780300259520
Illustrations 240
Print Status in print