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Limoges Enamels at the Frick Collection (Hardcover) (Ian Wardropper & Julia Day)
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The first catalog of the Frick's important collection of fifteenth-, sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Limoges enamels, this jewel-like book features major examples of works by some of the leading masters of the art, including the Pénicaud brothers, Léonard Limousin, and the Master of the Large Foreheads. Forty-three highlights from the collection are accompanied by a brief commentary and stunning new photography. There is an illustrated essay by director of the Frick, Ian Wardropper, on the artistic significance, stylistic qualities, and craftsmanship of the collection, and a glossary of terms by the Frick's associate conservator Julia Day.
In addition to full-page images of 43 key pieces from this collection each accompanied by a brief commentary and illustrated with luminous new photography the volume includes an illustrated essay by Ian Wardropper on the wider artistic significance, stylistic qualities and consummate craftsmanship of the collection, its history and re-display at the Frick, together with an illustrated glossary of terms by The Frick?s associate conservator Julia Day.