New York: Garland Publishing, 1977.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #14438
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; 156 illustrations. "This paper directs attention to the situation in Castilian painting during the first forty years of the [seventeenth] century. Its perspective is that of the most active court painter during these years, the Florentine Vicencio Carducho. The choice of Carducho was made for several reasons. His position as court painter to successive monarchs made him equivalent to a kind of barometer of the taste and patronage of the courtly establishment. His expatriate status and foreign training provided an opportunity to investigate some of the broader dimensions of the fascinating and complex relationship between Spain and Italy at this time. His prolific activity both as a painter and writer offer a pretect for probing the relationship between artistic theory and practice. His involvement in contemporary issues concerning the professional status of painting offered an introduction into a study of academism, a central preoccupation of the seventeenth-century throughout Europe. And his rich associations with artists, collectors, connoisseurs, and other professionals in Castile and elsewhere provided considerable insight into this almost unknown dimension of the Spanish artistic milieu of the period." - Introduction. ; Outstanding Dissertations In The Fine Arts; Ex-Library; 428, 156 pl pages.