Stuart Woolf, The poor in western Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, London and New York, Methuen, 1986, 8vo, pp. 240, £25.00

Jonathan Barry
1987 Medical history  
The new catalogue marks a definite stage in the development of the collection. In 1982, a new funding programme was introduced by the collection's original patron, now called SmithKline Beckman, and a new curator, Dr Diane Karp, was appointed to make acquisitions and prepare the exhibition here recorded. Of the works in the exhibition, no fewer than fifty-six (about one-third) were acquired under the new programme, and their quantity is more than matched by their quality. The collection now
more » ... collection now includes fine drawings by Abraham Bloemaert, Guercino, and Pierre-Alexander Wille (all acquired in 1984); rare prints by the Fontainebleau school (also
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