Reviewed: ‘The National Gallery in Wartime’

Posted in books, reviews by Editor on October 21, 2010

In 1939, London’s National Gallery was closed, and some 1800 works of art were evacuated from the city. Suzanne Bosmann tells the story . . . Recently added at Cercles:

Suzanne Bosman, The National Gallery in Wartime (London: National Gallery, 2008), 127 pages, ISBN 9781857094244, $24.95.

Reviewed by Antoine Capet, Université de Rouen.

. . . . Why the Gallery came to be emptied of its permanent collections, how this was effected, where the collections were re-located and what ideas the enterprising Kenneth Clark found to partially fill it and continue to give it an active life – these are the guiding threads of this profusely-illustrated, very attractive large-size paperback. . . .

The full review is available here»

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