AN ILLUSTRATED INVENTORY OF FAMOUS DISMEMBERED WORKS OF ART. EUROPEAN PAINTING. With a section on dismembered tombs in France.
First edition. Wrappers. 223pp. Numerous monochrome illustrations. History & bibliography of every work. Note LT: Important book about the possible (or impossible?) reconstitution of fragments of the same piece of art. Written by the best international art specialists. An interesting study on how paintings were dismantled during and after wars (WW I and II) and revolutions (i.e. French Revolution), occupation of territories, annexations, how they disappeared from their home country and often became part of a private collection.