This beautifully illustrated book showcases 100 paintings from the vast collections of the National Trust – one of the largest, most significant holdings of fine art in the world.
Spanning the 14th to the 20th centuries, 100 Paintings from the Collections of the National Trust includes works by some of the most renowned European artists of all time including Titian, El Greco, Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Velázquez, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Canaletto, Hogarth, Stubbs, Angelica Kauffman, Edward Burne-Jones, James Tissot, Max Ernst, Vanessa Bell, Barbara Hepworth and Stanley Spencer, to name but a few.
Selected by National Trust curators from over 13,000 works, the featured paintings are arranged chronologically, each accompanied by an illuminating, easy-to-read caption. The book concludes with a handy glossary of terms and a list of National Trust properties that house important paintings.
Dr John Chu is Senior National Curator, Midlands (Pictures and Sculpture) at the National Trust. He specialises in 18th-century British and French painting and has published and lectured widely on the art of Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds. He previously worked at Tate on the Turner Bequest and has taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Reading.
David Taylor is the former Curator of Pictures and Sculpture at the National Trust. He is an expert on early modern Scottish art, and previously worked at the National Galleries of Scotland and Historic Scotland. He has published widely in his field and has curated and co-curated exhibitions on Peter Lely, Rembrandt, Stanley Spencer, Dutch Golden Age pictures and British Baroque art.