Georges de la Tour
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First published in 1992, this is a magnificently illustrated, in-depth study of the art of Georges de la Tour (1593-1652) by Jacques Thuillier (1928-2011), a renowned specialist on 17th-century art. So little is known of la Tour's life, Thuillier proceeds 'by roundabout means', employing 'all the delicate subterfuge of devotion'. The book includes details of documentary sources and a catalogue of works. Translated by Fabia Claris.