Northern European and Spanish Paintings Before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago A Catalogue of the Collection Martha Wolff, Richard G. Mann, Susan Frances Jones, Judith Berg Sobre, Ilse Hecht, Peter Klein, Cynthia Kuniej Berry, Larry Silver

Art Institute of Chicago
Publication date:
03 Jun 2008
480 pages: 286 x 210 x 42mm
233 duotone illustrations and 100 colour images

This important volume documents the Art Institute of Chicago's significant, yet relatively unknown, collection of English, French, German, Netherlandish, and Spanish paintings created before 1600. Over 100 altarpieces, private devotional works, portraits and landscapes by such masters as Lucas Cranach, Gerard David, El Greco, Jan Gossaert, and Rogier van der Weyden receive their first in-depth analysis.With its accessible entries and beautiful illustrations, this publication reflects the most up-to-date scholarship. New conservation investigations, including the study of under-drawing and of wood supports, illuminate many issues surrounding these paintings.

Martha Wolff is Eleanor Wood Prince Curator of European Painting before 1750 at the Art Institute of Chicago. Susan Frances Jones, assistant professor at Caldwell College, was Old Masters Society Curatorial Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1998 to 2002. Richard G. Mann is professor in the School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. Judith Berg Sobre is professor in the department of art and art history at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The late Ilse Hecht was adjunct associate curator of German painting at the Art Institute of Chicago.