Pre-20th Century Artists

 
Fine/Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Swanson, Vern G., Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence, Scribners, 1977, 1st, 144 pages, 32 color plates, over 110 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

This Victorian painter of lush romantic scenes set in Roman times was hugely admired critically and popularly throughout his lifetime. After his death, his...

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, NF/VG+, Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence, Sotheby's, 1973, 1st, cloth, English

This is the auction catalogue for the Allen Funt Collection sold at Sotheby's Belgravia on 6th November, 1973. Funt was inspired to collect Alma-Tadema...

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Gerald Ackerman, Charles Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald, Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Charles, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Paris, ACR Edition, 2007, 1st, 9782867701665, 10.75 inches, 9.75 inches, 336 pages, over 196 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the back cover: This book is a complete reprint of the fabled but rare Drawing Course (Cours de Dessin) of Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon...

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Very Fine, Antoine-Louis Barye, Barye, Antoine-Louis, Graham & Sons, 2004, 1st, 10 inches, 8.25 inches, 48 pages, 78 color photos, Softcover, wraps, English

A well-illustrated introduction to the work of the first and most important of 19th century France's animalier sculptors. Essay by Katie Clifford.

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Antoine-Louis Barye, Benge, Glenn F, Barye, Antoine-Louis, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1984, 1st, xxii, 210 pages + 80 plates, 262 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth

A biography and critical catalog of the French Animalier sculptor's work.

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Damien Bartoli, Frederic C. Ross, William Bouguereau, Bartoli, Frederic C. Ross, Damien, Bouguereau, William, Very Fine/Very Fine, Antique Collectors Club, New York, 2014, 1st thus, 12.25 inches, 10 inches, 534 pages, 410 color and 130 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive biography of French academic painter William Bouguereau. William Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a highly...

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Dominique Marechal, Frank Brangwyn, Marechal, Dominique, Brangwyn, Frank, Near Fine (bump to the upper corner lightly creasing all the pages front to back, Very light reading creases along the spine, mild shelfwear), Brugge Stedelijke Musea/Generale Bank, Brussels, 1987, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 304 pages, 16 full-page color plates, 735 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps

The Retrospectieve Frank Brangwyn Catalogus includes a biography of Sir Frank William Brangwyn and a survey of every aspect of his work: murals, oils,...

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Douglas Allen, Charles Livingston Bull, Allen, Douglas, Bull, Charles Livingston, Copy #184, Near Fine (mild rubbing to corners, spine tight, pages flat), Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ, 1994, 1st, 9 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 28 color & 50 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A scarce monograph on one of the premier wildlife artists of his time. A 13-page biography, a portfolio of originals, and an extensive illustrated annotated...

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The Genius Of Wilhelm Busch
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Wilhelm Busch, VF/VF, Busch, Wilhelm, University of California Press, 1982, 1st, cloth

German graphic artist Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) is a seminal figure in the history of comics and sequential art. This anthology is the first to make...

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The Genius Of Wilhelm Busch
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Wilhelm Busch, Fine/Fine, Busch, Wilhelm, University of California Press, 1982, 1st, cloth

German graphic artist Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) is a seminal figure in the history of comics and sequential art. This anthology is the first to make...

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John Fleskes, Joseph Clement Coll, Fleskes, John, Coll, Joseph Clement, Near Fine (very slight shelfwear otherwise bright, tight and unread), Flesk, Santa Cruz, CA, 2004, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 208 pages, 15 color and 236 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A thick new collection of Coll artwork. Artwork from Collier's and Everybody's Magazines. Many reproductions from the original art. No overlap with Art of...

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William H., Deborah Epstein Solon Gerdts, Colin Campbell Cooper, Gerdts, William H., Deborah Epstein Solon, Cooper, Colin Campbell, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Manchester, Hudson Hills Press, 2006, 1st, 978-155595269-3, 155595269-0, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 143 pages, 79 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, English

79 American Impressionist paintings in color. From the dust jacket: Like the fate of so many American Impressionist painters, Colin Campbell Cooper's...

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Near Fine (very light shelf wear otherwise new and unread, tight binding, pages clean), Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Hobbs, Susan A., Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1996, 1st, 1560986239, Softcover, wraps, English

Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) was "best known for paintings of elegant, long-lined women posed in dreamlike settings." This first full-length study...

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Very Good+ (mild rubbing to corners, mild shelfwear, otherwise new and unread, tight binding, pages clean), Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Hobbs, Susan A, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1996, 1st, 1560986239, Softcover, wraps, English

Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) was "best known for paintings of elegant, long-lined women posed in dreamlike settings." This first full-length study...

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Henry F. Farny
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Henry Farny, Fine, Farny, Henry, Indian Hill Historical Museum Assoc., 1975, 1st, wraps

Henry Farny is probably the foremost painter of the American Indian and the “Old West” landscapes. Unlike his predecessors, who painted Indians...

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Henry Farny
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Very Good+ (cloth spine sunfaded, lower corners lightly bumped, light shelfwear, binding tight, interior Fine), Henry Farny, Carter, Denny, Farny, Henry, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English

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Henry Fuseli, VF, Fuseli, Henry, Borden, 1969, wraps

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Jean-Léon Gerome, Gerome, Jean-Léon, Very Fine, Paris, Flammarion Editions, 2010, 1st, 9782081241862, 2081241862, 11.1 inches, 9.4 inches, 372 pages, 400 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

The U.S. Edition is out of print and very expensive so I've brought in a few of the French edition. Same format, same layout and images as the U.S. Edition,...

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Gerald M Ackerman, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald M, Gerome, Jean-Leon, Fine (light wear to back cover otherwise as new, unread, and Very Fine), London, Skira, 2010, 1st, 9788857207025, 11.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 384 pages, 400 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This is the catalog for the fantastic 2010 traveling exhibition of the orientalist painter's works (Getty Museum, Musee d'Orsay, and Museo...

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Ludwig Hohlwein, Hohlwein, Ludwig, Fine/Near Fine (light wear to dustjacket), Klinkhardt & Biermann, Berlin, 1996, 1st, 11.6 inches, 8.9 inches, 295 pages, over 345 color and 90 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, German

With over 345 color illustrations, this is one of the two great books on German poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949). Hohlwein was a master of...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Paul Jouve, Marcilhac, Felix, Jouve, Paul, Les Editions de l'Amateur, 2005, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, French

The first monograph devoted to the fantastic animal painter, sculptor, and illustrator Paul Jouve (1878-1973). Up till now, the only books available on this...

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Very Fine, Heinrich Kley, Kley, Heinrich, Picture This Press, 2012, 9780982927656, 0982927657, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley, Volumes One & Two, collect over 450 drawings and paintings from a wide array of sources....

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Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865 - 1926)
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Wilhelm Kuhnert, NF, Grettmann-Werner, Angelika, Kuhnert, Wilhelm, Toro, 1981, 1st, wraps, German

A doctoral dissertation on the wildlife artist Kuhnert, his life and work. Numerous reproductions of drawings and sketches appear in an illustrative section...

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Sir Edwin Landseer
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Edwin Landseer, NF (corners slightly rubbed otherwise VF), Ormond, Richard, Landseer, Edwin, Philadelphia Museum of Art/Tate Gallery, 1981, 1st, wraps

An animal artist of the Victorian era.

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A Family
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Fine/Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Carl Larsson, Rudstrom, Lennart, Larsson, Carl, Putnam, 1979, 3rd, 32 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards

Carl Larsson’s sense of fun is apparent in this birthday card he drew for his wife Karin. Many of Carl Larsson’s paintings celebrate nature and...

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Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, Norman Lindsay, Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, Sydney, Lindsay, Norman, Limited to 2000 copies, Very Good+ (the covers are moderately worn along edges, some mild spotting to the top edge, internally sound, all the tissue guards between the plates are present, some small stains to pages), Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1918, 1st, 11.2 inches, 9 inches, 52 plates & 16 pages, 51 plates by NL (4 tipped-in), 1 by Lionel Lindsay of NL, softcover, stiff oversize wraps (rebound), English

51 plates by Norman Lindsay (4 tipped-in) and one plate by Lionel Lindsay of Norman Lindsay. Includes articles "Norman Lindsay" by Julian Ashton and "Norman...

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Renate Ulmer, Alfons Mucha, Ulmer, Renate, Mucha, Alfons, Very Fine, New York, Taschen, 2009, 1st, 9783822887424, 8.75 inches, 7.25 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations and black & white photos, Hardcover, French wraps, French

From the publisher: The creator of Art Nouveau's greatest beauties. Alfons Mucha's is an art of seduction. His graceful women, delicate colors, and...

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Renate Ulmer, Alfons Mucha, Ulmer, Renate, Mucha, Alfons, Very Fine/Very Fine, New York, Taschen, 2009, 1st, 9781435118607, 7.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations & black and white photos, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: The creator of Art Nouveau's greatest beauties. Alfons Mucha's is an art of seduction. His graceful women, delicate colors, and...

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Edith & Henry Prellwitz, VF, Prellwitz, Edith & Henry, Spanierman Gallery, 2002, 1st, pictorial boards

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Hassrick, Peter H., Proctor, Alexander Phimister, Amon Carter Museum / Third, 2003, 1st, 1903942225, Hardcover, boards, English

Companion volume to the first major exhibition of the work of Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860-1950), one of America's most prolific and successful...

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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, VF/VF, Guffey, Elizabeth, Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul, University of Delaware Press, 2001, 1st, boards

This book is an academic biography critically examining his art and career, with an emphasis on his virtuoso draftsmanship. It includes more than 150...

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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Fine/NF, Elderfield, John, Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul, Abrams, 1996, 1st, cloth

"This volume showcases the ravishing chalk studies of male and female nude models made after 1800 by famous French painter Pierre-Paul Prud'hon." One of...

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Frank Reaugh, VF/VF, Weismann, Donald L., Reaugh, Frank, Texas A&M University Press, 1985, 1st, cloth, English

Pastels and plein-air oil paintings of the Texas landscape and longhorn cattle. Number seven in the Joe and Betty Moore Texas Art Series.

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Ilya Repin, NF/VG (some small tears to the dust jacket), Repin, Ilya, Aurora Art Publishers, 1985, 1st, cloth

Repin (1844 - 1930) was one of the premier Russian realist painters. This oversize volume reproduces over 300 of Repin's paintings chronologically...

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David Jackson, Ilya Repin, Jackson, David, Repin, Ilya, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Schoten, Belgium, BAI, 2006, 1st, 9789085860013, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 304 pages, 118 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

This 2006 first edition is 88 pages longer than the 2015 edition. This first comprehensive survey of Ilya Repin's work to be overseen by a Western art...

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Notre-Dame de Paris
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Alain Erlande-Brandenburg, Caroline Rose, Erlande-Brandenburg, Alain, Rose, Caroline, Very Good+ (small price label stain on front cover, light wear to corners, light shelfwear, interior Fine), New York, Abrams, 1998, 1st, 978-0810913943, 14.25 inches, 11 inches, 256 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Published at $75 in 1997, this is both an architectural and historical/social portrait of the great Parisian cathedral. The text is buttressed with numerous...

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Near Fine (light shelwear), Will South, Guy Rose, South, Will, Rose, Guy, Oakland Museum/Irvine Museum, 1995, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, 188 pages, 130 color plates, 30 black & white illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

This is the only art book devoted to Guy Rose, painter of California coastal landscapes.

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Very Fine/Very Fine, John Singer Sargent, Sargent, John Singer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, xvi, 426, 109 color and 605 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth

"The Metropolitan's collection of drawings and watercolors by John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), the renowned expatriate American painter...

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John Singer Sargent
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John Singer Sargent, NF/NF, Hills, Patricia, Sargent, John Singer, Whitney/Abrams, 1986, 1st, cloth

The catalogue for the exhibition at the Whitney Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago of Sargent's works in pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and oil....

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Very Fine, John Singer Sargent, Sargent, John Singer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 64 pages, 64 color and 7 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

"John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), a prolific and versatile American expatriate painter based in England, enjoyed great international acclaim...

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Richard Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent, Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray, Richard, Sargent, John Singer, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Yale University Press/Paul Mellon Centre, New Haven, CT, 2006, 1st, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 446 pages, over 440 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Catalogues 217 paintings in color, plus 226 additional illustrations in color and black & white. From the publisher: From 1874 to 1882, John...

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Richard Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent, Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray, Richard, Sargent, John Singer, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Yale University Press/Paul Mellon Centre, New Haven, CT, 2010, 1st, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 392 pages, over 390 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, French

Catalogues 187 paintings in color, and over 200 supplemental illustrations in color and black & white. From the publisher: The fifth volume of the...

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John Singer Sargent, Singer Sargent, John, Near Fine (light shelfwear), New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1983, 9780486245249, 0486245241, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 42 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the back cover: Portraiture is a demanding art requiring the artist to capture a likeness and render it revealing some hint of the personality...

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Sorolla: The Masterworks
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Joaquin Sorolla, Pons-Sorolla, Blanca, Sorolla, Joaquin, Rizzoli, 2012, 1st, 9780847839339, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. Often compared to his...

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Sorolla: The Masterworks
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Blanca Pons-Sorolla, Joaquin Sorolla, Pons-Sorolla, Blanca, Sorolla, Joaquin, Very Fine/Very Fine, Skira Rizzoli, New York, 2012, 978-0-8478-3933-9, 11.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 224 pages, over 100 color and many black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

About This Book A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. Often compared to his...

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Edmund Peel, Joaquin Sorolla, Peel, Edmund, Sorolla, Joaquin, Fine, London, Sotheby's Publications, 1998, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 264 pages, 66 paintings and 30 oil sketches are reproduced in both color and black & white, plus 52 other illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An excellent English-language monograph on Sorolla. This was the catalogue of the exhibition organized by the San Diego Museum of Art and the Instituto...

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Edmund C. Tarbell, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket, Pierce, Patricia Jobe, Tarbell, Edmund C., Pierce Galleries, 1980, 1st, cloth, English

Edmund C. Tarbell was through his art and teachings the founder of the style known as the Boston school of painting. This is the primary book on the...

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Thornburn's Mammals
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Archibald Thornburn, NF/Fine, Thornburn, Archibald, Exeter, 1984, 1st US, cloth, English

A modern reprinting of Thornburn's British Mammals originally published in 1920 - 1921.

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