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Renaissance Treasures From the Edmond Foulc Collection

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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 Frédéric Spitzer, Alexander Basilewsky, and Émile 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 Château 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. 

  • Authors: Jack Hinton and Alexandra Gauthier
  • Soft cover
  • Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2020
  • 64 pages, 11" x 8.6"
  • 45 color illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780876332948
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    Renaissance Treasures from the Edmond Foulc Collection

    Posted by Richard Tierno on Feb 4th 2021

    Purchased this book after it was brought to my attention during the "Happy Hour" webinar. It is very well written and offers great insight into an incredible collection.

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