European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Walking Guide

Keith Christiansen and Katharine Baetjer (eds.)

ISBN: 978 1 85759 819 3
Size: 197 x 110 mm / 4.33 x 7.75 in.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Images: 100

UK £6.50 / US $9.95


  • Second title in Scala's series of Walking Guides to the Metropolitan Museum, the only low-priced guides available for one of the most prestigious and popular museums in the world, drawing more than 6 million visitors a year
  • Handy and affordable book which can be used to plan forthcoming visits, or can serve as an on-the-spot walking guide or as a thoughtful souvenir
  • Features works by Lorenzo Lotto, Caravaggio, Pieter Bruegel, Watteau, Ingres, Degas, Van Gogh, and Cézanne, among many others
  • Other titles in the Walking Guides series include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Director's Tour; The American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Explore the Metropolitan’s illustrious collection of European paintings, from the Old Masters to the early 20th century, with seven suggested Visits through the splendidly reinstalled galleries that reopened to the public in 2013. Features illustrations and informative descriptions of many treasures, and includes wayfinding maps.

The Visits are as follows:
1. The Renaissance in Italy from Giotto to Titian
2. Italian Painting from Caravaggio to Tiepolo
3. Northern Painting from Van Eyck to Reynolds
4. French and Spanish Painting from Poussin to Goya
5. Ingres, Turner, Delacroix: French, British and Northern European Painting
6. Courbet, Manet, Degas: 19th-Century Paintings and Pastels
7.Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism


"An informative, illustrated "walking guide" includes concise and lucid historical texts, floor plans and even a chronology of the Met's major painting acquisitions. With seven suggested visits, the guide gently assists viewers through groups of galleries, reminding us of this reinstallation's massive scale."
Tom L. Freudenheim, the wall street journal