Limoges Enamels at the Frick Collection
ISBN10: 1907804374 ISBN13: 9781907804373 Contributors: Day, Julia Publisher: D Giles Ltd Published: Sep 1 2015 Pages: 80 Weight: 0.84lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 7.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Limoges enamels, named for the town in which they were produced, are one of the most distinctive art forms of the French Renaissance. This stunning handbook--the first book dedicated to Henry Clay Frick's important collection of forty-six Limoges enamels--reflects the jewel-like character of the objects it describes. These colorful, luminous, often personal treasures--plaques, caskets, dishes, ewers--have long been of interest to connoisseurs. Henry Clay Frick purchased John Pierpont Morgan's collection in totality in 1916, adding his name to a centuries-long list of illustrious collectors of the medium.
A fascinating and wide-ranging introduction by Ian Wardropper sets the scene. Entries for each object, illustrated with new photography, and a glossary of terms reveal the intricacies of the collection, which itself constitutes a comprehensive survey of painted enamels at an outstanding level of quality.