French Nineteenth-Century Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum

Jon Whiteley

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
Autumn 2021

  • Following on from Catherine Whistler’s authoritative catalogue of the Baroque paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Modern Art Press will publish Jon Whiteley’s catalogue of the nineteenth-century French paintings in the museum’s collection. The catalogue of 116 works spans a long nineteenth century, from the likes of Boilly – a successor in the line of painters like Fragonard and Greuze – to those, such as Matisse, working in a thoroughly modern tradition.

  • Jon Whiteley (1945–2020) was an art historian, Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, and Assistant Keeper in the Department of Western Art the Ashmolean Museum from 1972. He wrote widely on many aspects of European art but particularly that of France, including books on Lorrain, Ingres and Pissarro. He previously catalogued the Ashmolean’s entire holdings of French drawings. His dedication to French art was recognised by the French government, who appointment him Chevalier de l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres in 2009. The present catalogue was his final work, finished just before his death in 2020.

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