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European Bronzes & Terracottas: Patricia Wengraf Celebrates 40 years

This lavishly illustrated volume, the first sales catalogue Patricia Wengraf has ever published, presents a selection of exceptional works shown in New York, in October 2018, and was conceived specifically to accompany the exhibition.
Published by Paul Holberton, October 2018
Hardback, 300 x 245
120 pages, 100 illustrations
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European Bronzes from the Quentin Collection, Manfred Leithe-Jasper & Patricia Wengraf

Created to delight and engage their audiences over countless viewings, bronze statuettes enjoyed immense popularity with rulers and the wealthy educated classes who collected them between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. The scholarly catalogue European Bronzes from the Quentin Collection was published to accompany the first public presentation of this distinguished, little-known private collection devoted to the art of these small- and medium-scale sculptures at The Frick Collection, New York.
Published by Paul Holberton, London, 2004
350 pages,
ISBN: 1 85149 472 3
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Renaissance & Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection

Renaissance & Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection, edited by Patricia Wengraf. This meticulously researched catalogue, which has entries by Denise Allen, Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Patricia Wengraf, Dimitrios Zikos, and technical reports by Rupert Harris, accompanies an exhibition shown solely at The Frick Collection, New York, from 28 January to 15 June 2014. The Hill Collection of over thirty Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, collected since 1996 and from 2000 with the help of Patricia Wengraf, is of exceptional quality and exemplifies the development of the bronze statuette from 1470-1740. The Hill Collection includes rare masterpieces by early Italian sculptors such as Andrea Riccio, and its holdings of works by Giambologna and his followers are the strongest found in any single collection, with the sole exception of the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence. Four great bronzes by Giuseppe Piamontini and a group by Ferdinando Tacca evoke the Florentine Baroque, while the international Baroque is represented through religious themes by Alessandro Algardi and Hans Reichle. Earlier bronzes by northern sculptors include great works by Adriaen de Vries, Tetrode, Hubert Gerhard and Casper Gras, while a remarkable group of works made in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Barthélemy Prieur, Hubert LeSueur and François Girardon, demonstrate the French preference for bronzes in the classical mode.



European Bronzes & Terracottas: Patricia Wengraf Celebrates 40 years, by Patricia Wengraf, London, Paul Holberton Publishing, 2018.


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Renaissance & Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection, with Denise Allen, Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Dimitrios Zikos and Rupert Harris, London, Paul Holberton Publishing, 2014.


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European Bronzes from the Quentin Collection, with Manfred Leithe-Jasper, London, Paul Holberton Publishing, 2004.


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