Based mainly on archives and a multitude of works found in the field, this study, which oscillates between art and history, aims to shed light for the first time on the life and work of painters who lived and/or worked between 1701 and 1800 in the Duchy of Luxembourg.
This research, focused specifically on a provincial artistic centre, also takes account of itinerant painters and pictorial works produced in neighbouring countries for Luxembourg clients. The largely unpublished data contained in this work makes it possible to rectify many of the errors that have been circulating since the mid-nineteenth century and to offer a detailed snapshot of Luxembourg painting in the Age of Enlightenment. We trust that the results will prove invaluable not only to museum institutions in the Greater Region, but also to the scientific community, church administrations, local authorities and art lovers in Luxembourg.
Author: Henri Carême
Binding: 408 pages
Finish: Illustrated hardcover
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale / Musée national d’archéologie, d’histoire et d’art (MNAHA)
Price: 65 €