This book is in very good condition throughout. The book contains black and white and colour photos throughout. The jacket is also in very good condition other than a slight tear on the spine.
This book accompanies the National Gallery's exhibition of Spanish still-life painting from its origins to Goya and is the first major publication in English on the subject. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, it is written by two of the foremost authorities in this field and contains much new research. The book contains paintings from Sanchez Cotan, Velazquez, Juan van der Hamen, Pereda, Valdes Leal, the works of Velazquez's contemporaries, Francesco de Zurbaran and his son Juan, Juan de Arellano, Melendez, Paret, Romero and finally Goya.
The authors describe the character of each artist's oeuvre, their relationship with other artists, interpret particular pictures, describing the circumstances of the commission, and give biographical information. Full colour plates illustrate the exhibited works, accompanied by informative catalogue entries.