This book offers a celebration of one of America s most important collections of European art, housed in The Huntington, one of the world s great cultural, research and educational centres.
Gainsborough s Blue Boy is just one of the masterpieces contained in the Huntington Galleries the first public collection of Old Master art in Southern California and among the most important collections of British Grand Manner portraits anywhere. Over one hundred of the most impressive works housed at The Huntington, including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and works on paper, are published together for the first time in this handsome catalog. Ranging widely, these works are presented in a dynamic format that juxtaposes medium, style and cultural origin. The result is a visually stunning selection of European masterpieces that will serve as both a guide to the Huntington Galleries and an enlightening compendium for anyone interested in European art. Published in association with The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.