Reinier Baarsen

Publisher Nai Publishers

ISBN 9789462084995

Idea Code 20075

The eighteenth century is the most international century in Dutch (art) history. This book, with 100 objects from the Rijksmuseum's collection of eighteenth-century art and history, demonstrates this perfectly – even if only by the iconic picture of a Dutch girl at breakfast painted in 1756 by Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard. Many other paintings, sculptures, pieces of furniture, silver and golden showpieces, and other works of art were made in the Republic by artists from elsewhere. Here they are placed beside some highlights from leading art centres: Paris, Rome, but also Neuwied, where Abraham and David Roentgen made Europe’s most beautiful furniture.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 25 cm, hb, English