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Penny, Nicholas 1949-

Works: 295 works in 751 publications in 4 languages and 14,795 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Contributor, Collector, Curator, Publishing director
Classifications: N6923.R3, 759.5
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Penny
Raphael by Roger Beauchamp Spencer Jones( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The materials of sculpture by Nicholas Penny( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surveys the sculpture of many civilizations, from ancient Egypt, Greece and China to fifteenth-century Italy, nineteenth-century France and twentieth-century North America, to explain how sculpture is made. The author provides a basic introduction to the nature of the materials used by sculptors, examining how these were regarded as well as how they were worked in different periods and in different cultures
Taste and the antique : the lure of classical sculpture, 1500-1900 by Francis Haskell( Book )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the development of critical opinions on ancient Greek and Roman sculpture discusses the owners, identification, copies, and fame of individual statues
Raphael : from Urbino to Rome by Hugo Chapman( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within little more than a decade Raffaello di Giovanni Santi (1483-1520) transformed himself from a master of provincial church decoration to one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This illustrated catalogue tells the story of his artistic journey from Urbino, where he was born, to the papal court in Rome, via the Central Italian cities of Citta di Castello, Perugia, Siena and Florence." "This book follows this dramatic evolution from his origins in Urbino and the early influences of his father, Giovanni Santi, and the famous Umbrian master Pietro Perugino. It explores his earliest works in Umbria and his studies in Florence under the influence of Leonardo and Michelangelo, concluding by investigating how and why Raphael's art flourished and changed so dramatically under the enlightened patronage of Pope Julius II in Rome."--Jacket
Giotto to Dürer : early Renaissance painting in the National Gallery by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a survey of European painting between 1260 and 1510, in both northern and southern Europe, based largely on the National Gallery collection ... some 70 of the finest and best known paintings in the Gallery are examined in detail"--Cover
Reynolds by Joshua Reynolds( Book )

27 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to the paintings, sketches, and personalia of Reynolds, the exhibition included paintings and prints by other artists (after Reynolds' works), and a section of (chiefly anonymous) satirical etchings from late 18th century London
Renaissance Florence : the art of the 1470s by Patricia Lee Rubin( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1470s - the decade of Lorenzo de'Medici's rise to power - was a remarkable moment in Florence's history. It was a time of intense activity for the city's creative workforce. Beauty had long been an intrinsic part of the city's identity and prestige, and rich and powerful Florentine families saw cultivation of the visual arts as an essential way to assert their influence, commissioning artists and craftsmen to create impressive paintings, objects and monuments to enhance their status." "Published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Gallery, London, this illustrated volume offers an introduction to the principal patrons, projects and artistic personalities within Florence during this period. It concentrates on the activities of the leading artists - Andrea del Verrocchio, Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo, Sandro Botticelli, Filippino Lippi and the young Leonardo da Vinci - illustrating their special contributions and highlighting their differences, common sources, ambitions and responses to each other."--Jacket
Dürer to Veronese : sixteenth-century paintings in the National Gallery by Jill Dunkerton( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition, the book provides the fullest and most up-to-date account yet made of the procedures, practices and materials these artists employed."--Jacket
The sixteenth century Italian paintings by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly anticipated catalogue of sixteenth-century paintings from the distinguished collection of the National Gallery in London encompasses artists who were active in Bergamo, Brescia, and Cremona, cities characterized as much by the artistic interaction between them as by the influence of Venice. The artists include such well-known names as Lorenzo Lotto, Moretto, and Moroni, along with less familiar ones such as Bartolomeo Veneto and Callisto Piazza. For each of the paintings, distinguished scholar and curator Nicholas Penny provides information about technique and materials, conservation and condition, and subject and iconography. An account of the painting's original patronage is followed by a discussion of changing tastes, interpretation, and how the picture was esteemed (or neglected) over the centuries. One third of the paintings catalogued here are portraits, and entries include fascinating sections on contemporary dress, furnishings, and accessories. An appendix provides an illuminating account of some of the great collectors and collections of the past
Lucian Freud, works on paper by Lucian FREUD( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church monuments in Romantic England by Nicholas Penny( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darker side of light : arts of privacy, 1850-1900 by Peter Parshall( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many today, the art of the late nineteenth century is equated with impressionism and post-impressionism. This book with its insightful essays and remarkable works of art presents us with an alternative account of the period." "For collectors the experience of prints, drawings, and small sculptures was often a private affair, like taking a book down from the shelf for quiet enjoyment. Prints and drawings were kept aside, compiled in albums and portfolios, while medals and bronzes were often placed in the seclusion of the library. In short, such works of art were not typically a part of one's day-to-day environment in the manner of a framed object hung on a wall. Rather, they were subject to purposeful study on chosen occasions. From the beginning this element of discreteness allowed for degrees of experiment, leading artists to some times recherche, sometimes enigmatic, and often melancholy subjects that indulged the solitary circumstances of their reception." "By explicating a range of highly engaging, often mysterious and beautiful objects, The Darker Side of Light evokes the shadowed interiors and private introspections that compose a far less familiar history of late nineteenth century art."--Jacket
Desiderio da Settignano : sculptor of Renaissance Florence by Desiderio( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting sculpture in early modern Europe by Symposium "Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe"( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book twenty scholars examine the history of the collecting of sculpture from the late Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, as represented in the collections of royal families, aristocratic amateurs, and artists. The essays explore the nature of collecting, whether as a form of opulent interior decoration, as a means of outdoor display in architecture and landscape architecture, or as an accumulation of studio models. Case studies are drawn from Italian, French, German, Dutch, Flemish, and English examples."--Jacket
Frames by Nicholas Penny( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frames often catch the eye and arouse the curiosity of visitors to galleries and museums, yet labels and catalogues rarely comment on them. In this elegant survey, Nicholas Penny conveys his passionate interest in the history of frames, the design and techniques of frame-making, what frames do for paintings, and the part they play in the decoration and often the architecture of an interior
Art of the Renaissance bronze, 1500-1650 by Anthony Radcliffe( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details with photographs and explanations of each piece found in the private collection of Robert H. Smith renaissance bronzes
The Arrogant connoisseur : Richard Payne Knight, 1751-1824 : essays on Richard Payne Knight together with a catalogue of works exhibited at the Whitworth Art Gallery, 1982 by Peter Funnell( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of European sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 1540 to the present day by Nicholas Penny( Book )

19 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mourning by Nicholas Penny( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruskin's drawings by Nicholas Penny( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The materials of sculptureTaste and the antique : the lure of classical sculpture, 1500-1900Raphael : from Urbino to RomeGiotto to Dürer : early Renaissance painting in the National GalleryRenaissance Florence : the art of the 1470sDürer to Veronese : sixteenth-century paintings in the National GalleryThe sixteenth century Italian paintingsThe darker side of light : arts of privacy, 1850-1900
Alternative Names
Nicholas Penny British art historian

Nicholas Penny Brits kunsthistoricus

Nicholas Penny englischer Kunsthistoriker

Nicholas Penny historiador del arte británico

Penny, Nicholas

Penny, Nicholas Beaver 1949-

ペニー, N.

ペニー, ニコラス