In recent years the Wallace Collection has begun to actively develop its profile as a leading centre for the study of the history of collecting, especially, but not exclusively, in Britain and France during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book documents papers given at a conference, which took place at the Wallace Collection on 12-13 December 2003. The talks examined aspects of seventeenth to early nineteenth-century collecting from the perspective of the art market, including the mechamisms devised to create clients and markets, the networkd set up by agents and dealers, and collectors' relationships with dealers and the market.
European and American art historians and curators are the contributors to this collection of 14 essays, discussing the European art market from 1660-1830. Topics include a comparison of England and the Netherlands, the second-hand art market in Spain, methods of appraising value under the Ancien Regime and the role of the German art market in 18th-century.
Editors: Jeremy Warren and Adriana Turpin
Publication Date: 2008
173 pages, 29.7 x 21.3 x 2 cm