Earlier British Paintings
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More than 300 paintings by British artists born before 1770, including Gainsborough, Hogarth, Hilliard, Kneller and Stubbs, are featured in this catalogue raisonne of the renowned collection of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and Sudley House. The author - a former Curator of British Art at National Museums Liverpool - weaves an eloquent path through the history of collecting and taste as he describes each one. All are reproduced in black and white; a selection of the best are also printed in colour.