This catalogue contains a reproduction and complete description of each of the more than four hundred European paintings in the collection of the Museum, including the important new acquisitions, among them Fra Bartolommeo’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jan van de Capella’s Shipping in a Calm, and Paul Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples. It also reflects the latest research regarding attribution and dating. An introduction by David Jaffé, curator of paintings at the Museum, explores the collecting activities and tastes of J. Paul Getty, who founded the Museum and was responsible for its earliest acquisitions.
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About the Authors
David Jaffé is curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum.