Masterpiece Paintings: From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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This magnificent art treasury, first published by Abrams in 1986 and now back in print, features 125 superb examples of Western painting from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of the finest-and among the oldest-collections in America.
The artworks displayed here-reproduced in full color and accompanied by insightful commentary by the curatorial staff-represent the cream of the museum's holdings. Canvases by the Americans John Singleton Copley, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer; by the European Old Masters Rubens, Titian, El Greco, Velzquez, and Rembrandt; by the great Impressionists Manet, Monet, Renoir, Czanne, and Van Gogh; and by modern artists such as Picasso, Pollock, and O'Keeffe bear evidence of the quality and scope of one of the great repositories of Western painting.
THEODORE E. STEBBINS, JR., was for many years a distinguished curator of American paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
PETER C. SUTTON, formerly a curator of European painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, is now director of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. 125 illustrations in full color, 11 x 11"

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (November 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810914247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810914247
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds

Customer Reviews

Homework for your visit to the Museum

One person found this helpful.
 on July 17, 2013
By lin
This book will help you spend your time wisely at the museum. It does a good job of providing facts and context. Each of the paintings featured are worthy of the designation “masterpiece”. When you are home again, the book will be a lovely reminder of your visit.

An aesthetic feast

4 people found this helpful.
 on January 27, 2015
By Patto
I’ve been to the MFA many times, but I decided to make my next visit even more pleasurable than usual by boning up on the painting collections.

Pleasing samples

26 people found this helpful.
 on August 29, 2000
By kennedy19
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts contains one of the most pleasing permanent collections in America. This book is a fine sampler of some favorites among the paintings, lavishly reproduced in color and featuring intelligent commentaries about each one. Highlights include famous works by Sargent, Rembrandt, Munch, and Renoir, although you may also discover some hidden gems that you were not previously aware of. If you have ever visited the musuem, this book makes a fine souvenir. If you have not, it will certainly whet your appetite. For anyone intereted in art, or wishing to be, this makes a good gift.

Five Stars

 on June 12, 2016
By frank snyder

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