Synopses & Reviews
A celebration of Edmond Foulc's exceptional collection of Renaissance art--featuring works by Desiderio da Settignano and Luca della Robbia--recently purchased by the Philadelphia Art Museum.
A celebration of the exceptional collection of Renaissance art assembled by Edmond Foulc and its purchase by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
In 1930, the Philadelphia Museum of Art acquired the collection of medieval and Renaissance sculpture and decorative arts assembled by Edmond Foulc (1828-1916). Foulc's beautiful Paris residence was an important gathering place for like-minded art enthusiasts and collectors such as Fr d ric Spitzer, Alexander Basilewsky, and mile Gavet, and this book explores his collecting practice in context as well as the museum's efforts to secure these treasures for its new building. An extended essay on the collection's highlights includes discussions of famous works such as the choir screen from the Ch teau de Pagny, an enamel triptych by the Master of the Large Foreheads, the Virgin and Child by Desiderio da Settignano, and Adoration of the Christ Child by Luca della Robbia, in addition to magnificent examples of cutlery, metalwork, and furniture.