Pre-20th Century Artists

 
Elizabeth Prettejohn, Peter Trippi, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Prettejohn, Peter Trippi, Elizabeth, Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Rizzoli, 2016, 1st, 9783791355528, 12 inches, 9.75 inches, 240 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, English

Over 250 color illustrations! From the publisher: This important re-evaluation of the Dutch-born painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema traces his personal and...

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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Elizabeth Prettejohn, Edwin Becker, et al, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Prettejohn, Edwin Becker, et al, Elizabeth, Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (small bump to the upper corner, lightly creasing the pages at that corner, otherwise very sound), New York, Rizzoli, 1997, 1st, 9780847820016, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 288 pages, 50 color and 100 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

50 color and 100 black & white illustrations of paintings by Alma Tadema. From the publisher: Produced to coincide with a major retrospective...

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Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Swanson, Vern G., Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence, Scribners, 1977, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 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
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Russell Ash, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Ash, Russell, Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped, mild dent to topedge of rear board, light reading wear, light wear to dustjacket), New York, Abrams, 1990, 1st American, 9780810918986, 14.25 inches, 10.75 inches, 98 pages, 64 illustrations, including 40 plates in full color, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the front flap: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was arguably the most successful painter of the Victorian era. For over sixty years he cleverly...

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Kevin Moore, Eugene Atget, Berenice Abbott, Moore, Kevin, Atget, Berenice Abbott, Eugene, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2018, 1st, 9780300235791, 10.25 inches, 11.75 inches, 156 pages, 100 color photographs, Hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid color plate, English

From the publisher: An insightful new look at two renowned photographers, their interconnected legacies, and the vital documents of urban transformation...

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Hiroshi Unno, George Barbier, Unno, Hiroshi, Barbier, George, Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket, PIE, Tokyo, 2011, 978-4-7562-4144-3, 10.2 inches, 7.25 inches, 296 pages, over 400 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English Japanese

From the publisher: George Barbier (1882-1932) is one of the great French illustrators of the early twentieth century. He is famous for his elegant art...

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Gerald Ackerman, Charles Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald, Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Charles, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, ACR Edition, Paris, 2007, 9781788840446, 11 inches, 10 inches, 336 pages, over 196 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, 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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Aubrey Beardsley
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Hiroshi Unno, Aubrey Beardsley, Unno, Hiroshi, Beardsley, Aubrey, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, PIE International, 2020, 1st, 9784756252883, 10.2 inches, 7.25 inches, 240 pages, over 180 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

A new collection of more than 180 illustrations by the fin-de-siècle illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. From the back cover: Like a meteor flashing...

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Rosa Bonheur
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Rosa Bonheur, Bonheur, Rosa, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Musée d'Orsay / Flammarion, Paris, 2022, 9782080280961, 11.3 inches, 8.3 inches, 288 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: A fascinating personality, Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) is the artist of paradoxes. An extraordinary creator still too little known, she...

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Franklin Booth: Silent Symphony
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Alice Carter, John Fleskes, Franklin Booth, Carter, John Fleskes, Alice, Booth, Franklin, Near Fine (bumped spine corner with light shelf wear otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Flesk, Santa Cruz, CA, 2022, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 304 pages, over 400 illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: An all new 304 page book celebrating the life and art of Franklin Booth! Extensive essay and over 400 images and photographs...

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Walter Shaw Sparrow, Frank Brangwyn, Sparrow, Walter Shaw, Brangwyn, Frank, Very Good (spine ends and corners bumped and worn, hinges starting, interior is mildly foxed but sound), John Lane, London, 1919, 1st, 11.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 288 pages, 50 color and monochrome plates and 95 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Frank Brangwyn was so popular in his day that monographs were published on each aspect of his career: mural painting, oil, watercolor, and two thick books...

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Walt Reed, Joseph Clement Coll, Reed, Walt, Coll, Joseph Clement, #728 of 750 numbered copies signed by the compiler, Walt Reed, Near Fine in Very Fine dustjacket (light staining to the page edges otherwise very sharp and Fine), Donald M. Grant, Westport, CT, 1978, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 176 pages, over 250 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leather, English

This is the hardcover edition limited to 750 copies and signed by the legendary illustration historian Walt Reed. The classic 1978 monograph on this...


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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Susan A Hobbs, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Hobbs, Susan A, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, Very Good+ (upper front corner and curled moderate rubbing to corners, moderate cover and shelf wear, tight binding, pages clean), Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1996, 1st, 1560986239, 11 inches, 9 inches, xvi, 224 pages, over 150 color and black & white illustrations, 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 of...

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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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Susan A. Hobbs, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Hobbs, Susan A., Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to the edges of the dustjacket), Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1996, 1st, 1560986239, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, xvi, 224 pages, over 150 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Released simultaneously in soft and hardcover, this hardcover edition is quite scarce. Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) was "best known for paintings of...

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Edmund Dulac, Dulac, Edmund, Very Fine, Mineola, NY, Dover, 2009, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, 24 color plates and, Softcover, wraps, English

An unabridged republication of the 1908 original published by Frederick Warne & Co. From the publisher: A treasure for readers and book lovers of...

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Andrew Robison, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, Albrecht Dürer, Robison, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, Andrew, Dürer, Albrecht, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower rear corner bumped), Washington, Munich, National Gallery of Ar, 2013, 1st, 9783791352879, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, xii, 316 pages, 205 color and black and white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: A panoply of the finest works by Albrecht Dürer, the master of the Northern European Renaissance, is collected in this...

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Frank Duveneck: American Master
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Julie Aronson, Sarah Burns, André Dombrowski, Elizabeth A. Simmons, Kristin L. Spangenberg, Colm Tóibín, Frank Duveneck, Aronson, Sarah Burns, André Dombrowski, Elizabeth A. Simmons, Kristin L. Spangenberg, Colm Tóibín, Julie, Duveneck, Frank, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Lewes, UK, Giles, 2020, 1st, 9781911282648, 11.2 inches, 9.7 inches, 280 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

This is the first publication since 1987 to focus on Duveneck, features over 250 color illustrations, and in my opinion, it's the best book on Duveneck...

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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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Nicolai Fechin
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Mary N. Balcomb, Nicolai Fechin, Balcomb, Mary N., Fechin, Nicolai, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Fechin Art Reproductions, San Cristobal, 1975, Later, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, more than 60 paintings reproduced in color, 100 drawings and photographs in black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

A major monograph on this Russian painter who emigrated to America living in New York, Taos, New Mexico, and California. Foreword by his daughter Eya Fechin...

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James Montgomery Flagg, Flagg, James Montgomery, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (corners sharp, boards clean & sharp, dustjacket edgworn, dustjacket spine toned), Life, New York, 1904, 1st, 7.4 inches, 5.3 inches, 104 pages, 100 illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An incredibly sharp first printing of the first book both written and illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg, published in 1904. James Montgomery Flagg...

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Arnold Palmer, Sir William Russell Flint, Palmer, Arnold, Flint, Sir William Russell, Very Good+ in Good dustjacket (blunt bump to the bottom edge, otherwise mild wear, corners sharp; large chips out of the dustjacket), Studio, London, 1943, 2nd 1943, 10 inches, 6.5 inches, 148 pages, 8 color plates, 128 black & white plates, Hardcover, cloth, English

Flint was an illustrator and painter best known for his watercolor landscapes and nudes. This book includes a biography of Flint, 136 illustrations with...

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Gerald M. Ackerman, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald M., Gerome, Jean-Leon, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Paris, ACR Edition Internationale, 2018, 9782867701375, 2867701376, 11.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 420 pages, 757 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, French

This monograph spans the entire life and work of Jean-Léon Gérôme and contains a biography of the artist and a catalogue of his...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (almost no wear to the spine, corners or edges, some occasional light spotting) in Very Good+ box (lid split at one corner and has a 1/2 inch tear at the side), Charles Scribner's Sons & John Lane, New York & London, 1904, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 80 pages, 74 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and almost no wear to the spine, corners or edges. The top edge...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (only light wear to the corners, and a bit of mild spotting on the covers and edges) in a Very Good box (box lid is worn around the edges, has split along some of the seams, and has two pieces missing from the side panels), Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1897, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 72 pages, 53 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

This is a first printing of this collection of Charles Dana Gibson's illustrations of the people and scenes of London during the year that he spent in...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (mild wear to the tail of the spin, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1894, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"This is the second book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (moderate rubbing to spine ends and corners, cloth peeking through at lower corners, an above average copy of this fragile item, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy), R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1898, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"This is the third book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (no rubbing to spine ends or corners, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy) in a Very Good box, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1902, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and no wear to the spine, corners or edges. There is some...

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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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More Drawings by Heinrich Kley
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Heinrich Kley, Kley, Heinrich, Very Good+ (mild thumbdents to the covers, light wear, corners sharp, binding strong, internally sound), New York, Dover, 1962, 10.7 inches, 7.9 inches, iv, 104 pages, 158 illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. A selection of all of the drawings from two Kley art books published in Germany: Leut' und Viecher (1912) and Sammel-Album (1923) except...

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Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter
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Tobias G. Natter, Gustav Klimt, Auguste Rodin, Natter, Tobias G., Klimt, Auguste Rodin, Gustav, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Prestel, New York, 2017, 9783791357089, 11.8 inches, 9.8 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations throughout, Hardcover, English

Exhibition catalog. From the publisher: This elegant volume examines the two artists in relationship to one another, charting such similarities as...

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Richard Milner, Charles R. Knight, Milner, Richard, Knight, Charles R., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Abrams, New York, 2011, 1st, 10.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 180 pages, 260 full-color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. One of only two monographs on this incredible artist best known for his paintings of prehistoric life. From the publisher: American...

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June DuBois, William R. Leigh, DuBois, June, Leigh, William R., Fine in Fine dustjacket, Lowell Press, Kansas City, MO, 1977, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, xiv, 210 pages, 66 color and over 60 black & white illustrations, 24 photos, Hardcover, leather spine, cloth, English

William Robinson Leigh (1866 - 1955) was an American artist and illustrator, best known for his painted Western scenes (and a favorite of mine for his many...

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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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Peter Richardson, Fortunino Matania, Richardson, Peter, Matania, Fortunino, Limited to 600 copies, Very Fine, London, Book Palace, 2021, 1st, 9781913548100, 11 inches, 9 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The art of Fortunino Matania might have slipped from public view, but to connoisseurs of great illustration he remains in a league of...

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Thomas Negovan, Alphonse Mucha, Negovan, Thomas, Mucha, Alphonse, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Century Guild, Culver City, 2019, 1st, 16.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, Leather spine, pictorial boards, all edges gilt, English

A beautiful, luxurious production reprinting a rare book by Mucha, Le Pater, an illustrated edition of The Lord’s Prayer. Published in Paris in 1899,...


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Emily Zach, Steven Heller, Linda Lear, Eleanor Taylor, Beatrix Potter, Zach, Steven Heller, Linda Lear, Eleanor Taylor, Emily, Potter, Beatrix, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, San Francisco, Chronicle, 2016, Later printing, 9781452151274, 11.3 inches, 8.3 inches, 256 pages, over 200 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit and numerous other beloved children's books. Brimming with famous images...


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

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Alexander Phimister Proctor, Hassrick, Peter H., Proctor, Alexander Phimister, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Fort Worth / London, Amon Carter Museum / Third, 2003, 1st, 1903942225, 12.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 255 pages, over 180 color and black & white illustrations and photographs, Hardcover, boards, English

A spectacular book on this American animalier sculptor, a contemporary of Anna Hyatt Huntington and Paul Manship. Companion volume to the first major...

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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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Howard Pyle
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Rowland Elzea, Howard Pyle, Elzea, Rowland, Pyle, Howard, Very Fine (new and unread, no thumbdents, very flat, tight, clean), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1975, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 43 color plates, 2 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A necessary volume for anyone interested in Pyle. 43 full-page color plates. 36 of the paintings are reproduced from the originals in the Delaware Art...

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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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Renoir: The Body, The Senses
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E. Bell, G.T.M. Shackelford, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bell, G.T.M. Shackelford, E., Renoir, Pierre-Auguste, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 2019, 9780300243314, 11.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 264 pages, color illustrations throughout, cloth, English

A beautiful profusely illustrated exhibition catalog. From the publisher: Offering the first-ever comprehensive investigation of Renoir's nudes, this...

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Sargent and Spain
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Sarah Cash, Elaine Kilmurray, Richard Ormond, Singer John Sargent, Cash, Elaine Kilmurray, Richard Ormond, Sarah, Sargent, Singer John, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2022, 9780300266467, 10.6 inches, 9.8 inches, 256 pages, 230 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

For the first time, explore John Singer Sargent's fascination with Spain as seen in stunning landscapes, architectural views, figure studies, and scenes of...

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Egon Schiele Sketchbooks
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Christian M. Nebehay, Egon Schiele, Nebehay, Christian M., Schiele, Egon, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Rizzoli, New York, 1989, 1st American, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 376 pages, 141 color and 542 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This thick volume reproduces all thirteen surviving sketchbooks created by Schiele (1890-1918) in their entirety. From the dustjacket: Schiele...

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