POPE-HENNESSY, J: The Portrait in the Renaissance

The Portrait in the Renaissance, book coverPope-Hennessy, John. The Portrait in the Renaissance. The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 1963, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. Pantheon, 1966. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket under clear protective cover. 348p. Previous owner’s name stamped on edge. Very Good. Hardcover. (#26237) $25.00

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Covers the development of portraiture over two centuries in the form of medals, portrait busts and paintings in Europe. Index. With 330 halftone Illustrations. Artists include Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgione, Raphael, Dürer, Holbein and others. Sitters include Erasmus, Thomas More, Pope Julius II, Pope Paul III, Elizabeth I of England, and others.

THOMPSON, W: Poets, Lovers, and Heroes in Italian Mythological Prints

Thompson, Wendy. Poets, Lovers, and Heroes in Italian Mythological Prints. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26234) $10.00

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Beautifully illustrated. 56p. Covers the main themes in Italian prints to the 17th Century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 2004, Volume LXI, Number 3.

HARR, J: The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

Harr, Jonathan. The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece. Random House, 2005. ISBN: 0375508015. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. A note on sources. 271p. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26190) $12.00

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Uses the discovery of a lost painting, The Taking of Christ, to convey the fascinating details of Caravaggio’s strange, turbulent career and the astonishing beauty of his work.

RAPHAEL: Masterpiece Close-Up: The Transfiguration by Raphael

Masterpiece Close-Up: The Transfiguration by Raphael, book coverFreedberg, Sydney. Masterpiece Close-Up: The Transfiguration by Raphael. Harvard University Press, 1981. ISBN: 0916724441. Unmarked. Paper clip impression on front end page.Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26187) $18.00

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Catalog for traveling exhibition organized by the Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA. B/W illustrations, including x-ray images. 40p. Measures 9.5×8 inches.

Articles include “History and Restoration” by Dr. Fabrizio Mancinelli, “Style and Meaning” by Konrad Oberhuber, and “The Large-Format Polaroid Process” by John J. McCann and Victoria Lyon Ruzdic.

MOSCO, M: The Pitti Palace: The Palace and its Art

 The Pitti Palace: The Palace and its Art, book coverMosco, Marilena. The Pitti Palace: The Palace and its Art. Phillip Wilson , 1997. ISBN: 0856674702. Unmarked. Beautifully illustrated. Very Good. Paperback. (#26156) $12.00

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Introduction by Marco Chianrini. According to Giorgio Vasari, the original design of the Luca Pitti palace was by Filippo Brunelleschi, although the construction of the building began after his death. Topics include the Boboli Garden, the Modern Art Gallery, the Costume Gallery, the Grand Ducal Treasures and more. Plans. Index. 96p.

DELLA FRANCESCA, P: Piero della Francesca In and Around Arezzo

Piero della Francesca In and Around Arezzo, front cover Piero della Francesca In and Around Arezzo. Arezzo Tourist Information, 2008. Unmarked text.Very Good. Brochure. (#26114) $12.00

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In English. Eight-paneled brochure. Many small illustrations. Covers Sansepolcro, Monterchi, and Arezzo. 2 maps. Measures 4×8 inches folded.

Piero della Francesca In and Around Arezzo, inside

CECCHINI, G: The Piccolomini Library in Siena Cathedral

The Piccolomini Library in Siena Cathedral, book coverCecchini, Giovanni. The Piccolomini Library in Siena Cathedral. The Opera Metropolitana of Siena, 1959. Unmarked. Some edge wear on cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26104) $12.00

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Beautiful color plates. Measures 5×7.75 inches.

Siena Cathedral is a medieval church in Siena, Italy. Piccolomini was elected Pope Pius II in 1456 and the library was built by his nephew, who became Pope Pius III.

The Piccolomini Library in Siena Cathedral, inside page