Thomson Collection at the AGO: Rubens`s Massacre of the Innocents


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The unveiling of the Thomson Collection is marked by a set of five books co-published by Skylet Publishing and the Art Gallery of Ontario. These publications explore the particular character of Ken Thomson`s taste and his remarkable collection as well as highlighting individual pieces and setting them in their historical contexts.

Massacre of the Innocents was the most expensive Old Master Painting ever sold when it was purchased in 2002 by Ken Thomson, who was moved by the powerful imagery and the sculptural handling of this emotive subject. David Jaffé discusses the execution and composition of the work, the ideas behind the picture and the context in which it came into being

Written by David Jaffé with a contibution by Giovanna Tonelli
Softcover with jacket, 198 pages, 80 colour illustrations, 11x9.5 ins.
Co-published by Skylet Publishing and the Art Gallery of Ontario
Produced by Paul Holberton Publishing, London, England
© 2008 Skylet Publishing/Art Gallery of Ontario