Oskar Reinhart Collection Am Romerholz Winterthur Complete Catalogue
Edited by: Mariantonia Reinhard-Felice
Publisher/Date: London: Paul Holberton/Schwabe Basle (c. 2006)
Format/Condition: New large and very heavy cloth hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. Two ribbon bookmarks. 712 pages, index. Dimensions: 10 x 12 x 2 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color and black-and-white.
Description: When Oskar Reinhart (1885–1965) bequeathed a significant part of his remarkable art collection – chiefly of French nineteenth-century painting but also containing a number of outstanding Old Masters – to the Swiss nation, he did so on condition that the works of art would never be loaned. As a consequence the many very important works in the collection have not been discussed in major exhibition catalogues and have not received the scholarly attention they deserve. This volume, with full entries on the entire collection of 207 works by 45 leading scholars in their field, both American and European, and superb plates carefully checked against the originals, sets out to rectify this state of affairs.
Captioned and beautifully reproduced, the 400 reproductions in this handsome catalogue include art by Hans Holbein, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Dominique Ingres, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Manet Pissarro, Renoir, Chardin, Corot, Courbet, Géricault, Maillol, Sisley, Pablo Picasso and more. A well illustrated introduction explains the ideas and context behind Reinhart’s collecting and affords insights into his character.