100 Best Paintings in London is an essential guide to the cream of the great public collection of art in the capital. Each of the 100 chosen paintings is reproduced in full-color with a vivid description that provides both appreciation and analysis and includes fascinating details of why, how and where the picture was painted. A biographical chronology of the artist's life accompanies each entry together with a listing of works by contemporary painters. Geoffrey Smith's illuminating text makes you want to look afresh at favorite paintings and invites you to discover some that are not so familiar. From Duccio and van Eyck to Mark Rothko and Anselm Kiefer, 100 Best Paintings in London covers the complete spectrum of the treasures to be found in the city's unsurpassed galleries.Contains descriptions of works from:
The Courtauld Institute * Dulwich Picture Gallery * The Estorick Collection * Kenwood House * The National Gallery * Sir John Soane's Museum * Tate Britain * Tate Modern * The V & A* The Wallace Collection.