The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, which explored Samuel Courtauld's role as one of the great collectors of the twentieth century. The catalogue showcases Courtauld's extraordinary collection, displayed in Paris during our closure for the first time in over sixty years.
The landmark exhibition brought together masterpieces from The Courtauld Gallery alongside works formerly in Courtauld's collection and now dispersed internationally. A unique opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest modern French paintings of the 19th century, it sheds light on Courtauld's pioneering role in shaping public taste for Impressionism in the United Kingdom. Lavishly illustrated, the catalogue presents new research on the personality of Samuel Courtauld as well as his taste, collecting habits and wide-ranging philanthropy. It also explores his network of dealers and places him within the wider context of contemporary collectors of Impressionism throughout Europe and the United States. The exhibition featured almost a hundred works, each given its own entry with close-up images and comparative illustrations to provide an in-depth exploration of this extraordinary collection.
- ISBN: 9781911300588
- Publisher: Courtauld, Paul Holberton
- Number of pages: 346
- Dimensions: 285 x 251 x 27 mm