This week’s book competition prize is Courtauld Impressionists by Anne Robbins et al. (National Gallery). Click here for your chance to win.
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces from the Courtauld Gallery are brought together at the National Gallery with paintings from both collections by Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The authors discuss iconic paintings such as Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and Cézanne’s Card Players, and explore the fascinating story of the formation of the Courtauld collection. For its founder, the industrialist Samuel Courtauld, it was a deeply felt and personal lifelong ambition that these great pictures should be seen and enjoyed by the widest possible public; and his creation of a £50,000 purchase fund for the Tate and the National Gallery helped to lay the foundations of Britain’s national collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
Answer the following question, by 10 p.m. on 2 November, to win a copy of Courtauld Impressionists: from Manet to Cézanne by Anne Robbins et al. (National Gallery).
Samuel Courtauld formed the largest collection of works in the UK of which Post-Impressionist painter?
For our last competition prize we offered The Islamic World: A History in Objects (British Museum/Thames & Hudson). The question was:
Q: Which town in north-west Turkey produced the most highly prized Ottoman ceramics?