Books and Reading in Art

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Depictions of books and reading in art

Children Reading, Édouard Vuillard, Unknown, From the collection of: MuMa - Musée d'art moderne André Malraux
Portrait of Marc de Villiers, Secretaire du roi, 1747, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1533, From the collection of: The National Gallery, London
Lady with a book of Petrarch's rhyme, Andrea del Sarto, 1528, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
A monk with a book, Titian, (c. 1550), From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
The Orange Book, Allen Tucker, undated, From the collection of: The Phillips Collection
Carafe and Book, Juan Gris, 1920, From the collection of: Museo Reina Sofia
Titus van Rijn, the Artist’s Son, Reading, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1656/1657, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Girl reading, Isaac Israëls, circa 1906, From the collection of: Kunstmuseum
Nude woman reading, Robert Delaunay, (1915), From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
Woman Reading, Jules Dalou, 1874, From the collection of: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Louise Halévy Reading to Degas, about 1895, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Reading Don Quixote, Ignacio Merino, 1861, From the collection of: MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima
Saint Jerome Reading in an Italian Landscape, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1653 - 1654, From the collection of: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Landscapes and Beauties: Feeling Like Reading the Next Volume, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century, From the collection of: Tokyo National Museum
Woman Reading, Ritter, Lucie Marcus, 1917, From the collection of: Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
Illustration: Alice Reading, Ritter, Lucie Marcus, 1916, From the collection of: Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
A Reading from Homer, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, English (born Netherlands), 1836 - 1912, 1885, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Lucy Hessel Reading (Lucy Hessel lisant), Edouard Vuillard, 1913, From the collection of: The Jewish Museum, New York
Boy Reading, Struck, Hermann, circa 1915, From the collection of: Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
A Copy after a Painting Traditionally Attributed to Van Dyck of Two Monks Reading, imitator of Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599–1641, Flemish, active in Britain (1620–21; 1632–34; 1635–41), unknown artist, 18th century, late 18th century?, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Solitude, The Reading Magdalene, copy after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British, unknown artist, undated, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Woman Reading by a Paper-Bell Shade, Henry Robert Morland, 1730–1797, British, 1766, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Children reading, Halonen, Pekka, 1916, From the collection of: EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Woman Reading, Seated Before a Window, Henry Fuseli, 1741–1825, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–70; 1779 on), 1805, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Reading by Lamplight, Artist: James McNeill Whistler, 1858, From the collection of: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Couple Reading a Book, George Romney, 1734–1802, British, undated, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The Reading Room, Johann Peter Hasenclever, 1843, From the collection of: Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Woman Reading in a Forest, Benczúr, Gyula, 1875, From the collection of: Hungarian National Gallery
Reading, Almeida Júnior, 1892, From the collection of: Pinacoteca de São Paulo
Interior with a Man Reading at His Desk, A. L. Leroy, 1827, From the collection of: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Reading, Joan Llimona, 1891, From the collection of: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona
Woman reading by a window, Jacob Sømme, 1890, From the collection of: Skagens Museum
Mary Constable Reading, John Constable, 1776–1837, British, 1812, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
In the Woods at Giverny: Blanche Hoschedé at Her Easel with Suzanne Hoschedé Reading, 1887, From the collection of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sketch for 'The Reading of a Will', Sir David Wilkie, 1785–1841, British, 1820, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
A Young Girl Reading (c. 1776) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Warner-Artex, 1950–1969, From the collection of: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Girl Reading, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, c. 1890, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Girl Reading, Frederick Carl Frieseke, c. 1903 - 1904, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
A young girl frem Salling reading. Study., Christen Dalsgaard, 1851, From the collection of: The Hirschsprung Collection
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884-1886, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
The Reader in the Forest, Robert Henri, 1918, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Juv Activ Reading Writing, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
The Virgin and Child (The Madonna of the Book), Sandro Botticelli, 1480, From the collection of: Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Portrait of Raymond de Magnoncourt, Théodore Chassériau, 1851, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Pope Gregory XV, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino (‘The Squinter’), about 1622–1623, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Chaucer at the court of Edward III, Ford Madox Brown, 1847-1851, From the collection of: Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Day Dream, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1880 (painted) - 1880, From the collection of: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Self-Portrait with a Folio Volume, Jean-Gabriel Eynard, about 1845, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
St. Simon, El Greco, 1610 - 1614, From the collection of: Museo del Greco
Saint John the Evangelist Weeping, Colijn de Coter, ca. 1500, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Library Series: The Schomburg, Jacob Lawrence, 1986, From the collection of: SCAD Museum of Art
Leisure Issue Man Reading In Library, Nina Leen, From the collection of: LIFE Photo Collection
Francis Noel Clarke Mundy and His Grandson, William Mundy, Ramsay Richard Reinagle, 1775–1862, British, 1809, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Sir John Rushout, Bt., John Smibert, 1688–1751, British, active in America (from 1728), 1726, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Portrait of a Boy, Sir William Beechey, 1753–1839, British, ca. 1790, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
“And the Prayer of Faith Shall Save the Sick”, John Frederick Lewis, 1804–1876, British, 1872, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Benjamin Moreland, High Master of St. Paul's School, John Smibert, 1688–1751, British, active in America (from 1728), 1724, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Dr. Max Rieser (1893-1981), Lüthy Emil, 1924, From the collection of: Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
John Varley, John Linnell, 1792–1882, British, 1820, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
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