Synopses & Reviews
In this highly original book five leading art historians team up with two distinguished economic and social historians to investigate the financial worlds of painters in Baroque Italy. Exploring the many variables that determined the prices asked or received by paintersand#8212;including the status of their patrons, the size of works and time spent making them, their subject matter, and their number of figuresand#8212;the authors offer major insights into the social lives, psychological disposition, and economic circumstances of a wide range of major and minor artists.
"This book is a groundbreaking and important contribution: the first sustained study of the economics of painting in seventeenth-century Italy." and#8212; Stephanie S Dickey, Queen's University, Canada
About the Author
Richard Spear is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Oberlin College and Affiliate Research Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.and#160;Philip Sohm is University Professor at the University of Toronto.