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Author Spear, Richard E., 1940-
Title Painting for profit : the economic lives of seventeenth-century Italian painters / Richard E. Spear and Philip Sohm ; with contributions by Renata Ago [and others]
Imprint New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2010
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 Modern History Library  338.4775 S741    AVAILABLE    30550100597580
Descript xi, 384 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Note Rome: setting the stage / Richard E. Spear -- Naples / Christopher R. Marshall -- Bologna / Raffaella Morselli -- Florence / Elena Fumagalli -- Venice / Philip Sohm -- Five industrious cities / Renata Ago -- The painting industry in early modern Italy / Richard A. Goldthwaite
In this highly original book five leading art historians team up with two distinguished economic and social historians to investigate the financial worlds of painters in Baroque Italy. Exploring the many variables that determined the prices asked or received by painters--including the status of their patrons, the size of works and time spent making them, their subject matter, and their number of figures--the authors offer major insights into the social lives, psychological disposition, and economic circumstances of a wide range of major and minor artists
Includes bibliographical references and index
Link Online version: Spear, Richard E., 1940- Painting for profit. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2010 (OCoLC)741944240
Subject Painters -- Italy -- Economic conditions -- 17th century
Painters -- Italy -- Social conditions -- 17th century
Painting -- Economic aspects -- Italy -- 17th century
Art and society -- Italy -- History -- 17th century
Alt Author Sohm, Philip L. (Philip Lindsay), 1951-
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