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Splendor and Elegance

European Decorative Arts and Drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection
by Horace Wood Brock, Martin P. Levy and Clifford S. Ackley
MFA Publications

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Pub Date: 2009
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 160 pp.
Size: 10.00 x 10.75 inches

ISBN: 9780878467389
TB Code: 1901016
Availability: 11 in stock

Splendor and Elegance celebrates Brock's particular vision of European art, showcasing some 150 objects in a variety of media. Highlights include a spectacular Flemish turtleshell cabinet-on-stand; one of the earliest long-case clocks by André-Charles Boulle; major examples of Chelsea, Meissen and Sèvres porcelain; a powerful anatomical study by Peter Paul Rubens; and a fine group of eighteenth-century Venetian drawings, including Tiepolo's dramatic "Resurrection of Christ." An essay by antiques specialist Martin P. Levy identifies themes running through the decorative-arts collection, while MFA Boston curator Clifford S. Ackley highlights the collection's most remarkable drawings and paintings.