"I like all kinds of art if it is good of its kind," declared Sterling Clark. This monumental two-volume catalog—winner of the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award—fully documents the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute's stunning collection of European paintings, reflecting the founders' wide-ranging philosophy. Among the 487 color reproductions here are masterpieces as diverse as Bouguereau's Nymphs and Satyr, Monet's Rouen Cathedral, and Rousseau's Farm in the Landes, including works by Barbizon painters Camille Corot and Jean-François Millet, Impressionists Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas, and Romantics John Constable and J.M.W. Turner.
"A model for all such publications of its type; the expense and sheer amount of work such an undertaking requires unfortunately means that it will probably find fewer imitators than it ought…. Essential reading for all students of the period, from scholars of Impressionism and the Barbizon school to those whose interest in the 19th century is all-encompassing."—Burlington Magazine