Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection : Italian schools XIII-XV century § XV-XVI century § XVI-XVIII century
London, Phaidon Press / Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1966-1973
Three volumes. I (XIII-XV century, 1966): viii, 435 (1) pp., 451 illustrations (17 in colour, tipped-in). II (XV-XVI century, 1968): (6) 459 (1) pp., 445 illustrations (13 in colour, tipped-in). III (XVI-XVIII century, 1973): (6) 470 (4) pp., 340 illustrations (9 in colour, tipped-in). Publisher’s blue cloth bindings. - The first attempt to publish in one place all the Italian paintings in the Kress collection. The entries provide all the essential information about dimensions, medium, support, provenance, exhibitions, bibliography; all the works are illustrated, and the volume is exhaustively indexed. The written opinions (“certificates”) of the experts upon whom Kress relied are meticulously reported. Arntzen & Rainwater M-9. ¶ Dust jackets lacking. Good, unmarked set.