Colnaghi Collections_Vol 01 - Page 9



FOREWORD
J orge C oll
and
N icolás C ortés
This first volume of the Colnaghi Collections series presents
a selection of important Renaissance and Baroque artworks
either currently with or recently sold by Colnaghi. It includes
a number of works by artists whom Colnaghi has been
fortunate enough to promote in the past, reflecting especially
the dealership’s distinguished history as a market leader in
sales of Spanish and Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.
We are proud to be picking up the baton and ensuring that
the legacy of the great collectors of the past continues to
be enriched in the years to come.
This volume also highlights Colnaghi’s recent pioneering role
in the rediscovery of late sixteenth- and early seventeenthcentury Spanish sculpture. It demonstrates furthermore our
continuing commitment to uncompromising quality and
rigorous scholarship. Many of the artworks included here are
published for the first time, having been studied by experts
in their respective fields. Several constitute significant
additions to the oeuvres of well-known artists. A number
of works come with prestigious provenances and reveal
the complex intertwining of patrons, artists, and collectors
in the production of great art.
Finally, with its digital format, high-quality illustrations,
and accessible texts, the volume exemplifies our efforts
to widen appreciation of masterpieces by pre-twentiethcentury artists among contemporary audiences and new
generations of collectors.
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