The National Gallery, London / Homan Potterton ; with a preface by Michael Levey and a complete catalogue of the paintings.

  • London : Thames & Hudson 1977
Physical description
216 pages : illustrations (some color), plan ; 21 cm.
  • 0500201617
  • 9780500201619


  • "Homan Potterton here gives a birds's-eye view of one of the richest collections of paintings in the world. Others may excel in particular schools, but the National Gallery of London is unique in it's coverage of the whole of European painting, from International Gothic to Post-Impressionism. The illustrations of which 75 are in color, include works by great masters of all periods: Botticelli and Leonardo, Michelangelo and Titian, El Grecco and Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer, Watteau and Gainsborough, Constable and Turner, Degas, Cézanne and (one of the gallery's latest acquisitions) Klimt. A novel feature is the inclusion of comparative illustrations showing such things as related works, preliminary drawings and x-ray photographs, in order to explain a paintings evolution. The introduction is divided into two parts. The first tells the story of the growth of the collection. The second is a description of the physical components of a painting (wood, canvas, paint, varnish) and the technique of cleaning, restoring and conserving an item. The book ends with a complete list of all the National Gallery's 2,044 pictures, forming an invaluable reference catalogue."--Page 4 of cover.

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Aberystwyth University Library: Hugh Owen: Level F N1070.N2
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 708.21 NAT
University of Bath Library: Level 3 750.7442132 POT
Birkbeck, University of London Library: Contact the Library 708.9421 NAT
Birmingham City University: School of Art 708.2132 Nat TWO WEEK LOAN
University of Birmingham Libraries: OLRC (Selly Oak), Collection 708.21
Bishopsgate Library: London Collection POT K1.6
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms X.415/3405
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order to West Room, access from within the Main Reading Room, First Floor, (order to Rare Books Reading Room if pre-1900), not borrowable Uc.6.2875
Cardiff Metropolitan University: Llandaff Library ; Main Shelves 708.21 POT
Courtauld Institute of Art Library: Courtauld Institute of Art Z1070 POT
University of Dundee: Store 1 75(08)
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 3 758.9 LON
University of East Anglia Library: Main Library: Main shelves N1070 POT
University of Edinburgh Libraries: University Collections Facility - Request online 7(064)(42) NAT
Imperial College London Library: Central Library: Level 5 758.9
The London Library: London Library A. Painting
London Metropolitan University Library: Aldgate Library 759.94 NAT
London Metropolitan University Library: Aldgate Library 759.94 NAT
National Gallery Library: Main Library NC 30 LONDON N.G. 1977
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored onsite) HP2.78.477
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT N 1070 N27
Newman University: Newman 708.2 POT Standard Loan
Northumbria University Library: City Campus Library, Floor 5 708.2
Oxford Brookes University: Headington Library, Standard Loan 759 NAT
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library 1706 e.819
University of Oxford Libraries: Continuing Education Library 750.74 POT
University of Oxford Libraries: Queen's College Library N1070 .PO
University of Oxford Libraries: St Edmund Hall Library: Tower E10 POT:Nat
University of Oxford Libraries: St Cross College Library 703 TH
University of Reading Library: University Library: 3rd Floor 708.2-NAT/POT
University of Salford: Contact the Main Library via email 759.94 POT
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library ART 6th Floor VK58ed NAT Pot
Solent University: Floor LG, Fine Art 708.421 POT
University of Surrey: Main Collection 75.03 NAT
University of Surrey: Main Collection 759.94 NAT
Tate Library (Tate Britain): Contact Tate Library, Tate Britain LON-NAT (PERM.)
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository PL- 16- 46
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Griffith Library: Main Collection (Blue Dot) 708.21 POT
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Griffith Library: Main Collection 708.21 POT
University of Westminster: Harrow Library, Books 708.2132
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary LJ 8.9 NAT/P