Brian Allen
Allen, Brian
Allen, Brian
Subscribed to the newsletter
Send me site notifications emails
Description: Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art
‘One of my failings as a collector may be my lack of curiosity about the lives of the artists, their social and political backgrounds and their places in history. I am also little interested in their techniques, their materials, or their methods of working. I sometimes worry about it, but then I say to...
PublisherYale Center for British Art
Related print edition pages: pp.43-52
Description: Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art
Paul Mellon (1907–1999) was an unparalleled collector of British art. His collection, now at Yale in the museum and study center he founded to house it, rivals those in Britain’s national museums and is unquestionably the most comprehensive representation of British art held outside of the United Kingdom. This book celebrates the centenary of his birth. Five introductory essays examine Mellon’s extraordinary collecting activity, as well as his role in creating both the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London as gifts to his alma mater (Yale 1929). The catalogue section showcases 148 of the most exquisite and important paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, sculpture, rare books, and manuscript material in the Yale Center’s collection, including major works by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner.

*This eBook is available exclusively on the A&AePortal*
Print publication date June 2007 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300117462
EISBN 9780300259520
Illustrations 240
Print Status in print