Pre-20th Century Artists

 
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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Vern G. Swanson, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Swanson, Vern G., Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (spine ends lightly bumped, light wear, mild dustjacket wear), Scribners, New York, 1977, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, 32 color plates, over 110 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

An early monograph on Alma Tadema and for decades the only book available on the artist. This Victorian painter of lush romantic scenes set in Roman times...

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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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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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Balthus: Cats and Girls
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Sabine Rewald, Balthus, Rewald, Sabine, Balthus, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013, 1st, 9780300197013, 9.5 inches, 10.25 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The catalog for the 2014 Balthus exhibition at the Met: Balthus: Cats and Girls--Paintings and Provocations An insightful new look at Balthus's ongoing...

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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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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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Earnest Elmo Calkins, Franklin Booth, Calkins, Earnest Elmo, Booth, Franklin, Very Good+ (lower corners are bent inward, cloth spine ends lightly rubbed, but not worn through, some faint spots on the covers, a hint of bowing to the covers, an excellent copy with sharp upper corners, a tight binding, bright covers and clean interior, Robert Frank, New York, 1925, 1st, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 76 pages, 60 full-page ilustrations, two text illustrations, and a photo of Booth, hardcover, Blue cloth with gilt letters, English

"Sixty Reproductions from original drawings with an appreciation by Earnest Elmo Calkins and an introduction by Meredith Nicholson." This 1925 book was the...


Les Tracas de Paris
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Honore Daumier, Daumier, Honore, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Editions Michele Trinckvel, Paris, 1992, 2851320114, 12.7 inches, 9.75 inches, 130 pages, 48 full-page black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, French

"The Hassles of Paris." 48 full-page black & white cartoons by Daumier. Preface de Pierre Mazars. Catalogue et Notices de Jacqueline Armingeat.

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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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James Montgomery Flagg
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Susan E Meyer, James Montgomery Flagg, Meyer, Susan E, Flagg, James Montgomery, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (dustjacket edgeworn with several tears and chips), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1974, 1st, 0-8230-1835-0, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 208 pages, 70 color plates and 175 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The primary reference on this multifaceted artist. He was a pen & ink virtuoso, painted the "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, wrote and directed...

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James Montgomery Flagg, Flagg, James Montgomery, Very Good+ in Very Good+ price-clipped dustjacket (mild wear to spine ends and corners, dustjacket spine sunned, with some chipping and a half-inch tear), Putnam, New York, 1946, 3rd, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 224 pages, 39 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the dustjacket: All his life James Montgomery Flagg has made friends and enemies lavishly. In Roses and Buckshot, he tosses brush, palette, and...


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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Virgins in Cellophane
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Brett Hooper, James Montgomery Flagg, Hooper, Brett, Flagg, James Montgomery, Very Good+, Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc., New York, 1932, 1st, 11 inches, 8.2 inches, 116 pages, 19 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid color plate, English

Virgins in Cellophane: From Maker to Consumer Untouched By Human Hand. 17 full-page pen & ink illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg. The...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (upper corners are moderately bumped and worn, exposing the boards underneath, the lower corners and edges are only mildly worn, there are some little water spots on the front cover, but the binding is sound, and the top edge gilt is bright) in, 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 was the first 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 (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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Fairfax Downey, Charles Dana Gibson, Downey, Fairfax, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (mild shelfwear and age toning, red ink on dustjacket spine faded, mild edgewear), Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1936, 1st, 9.5 inches, 6.25 inches, xxiv, 391 pages, 228 black & white illustrations, many full-page, hardcover, cloth

"The illustrations alone would make 'Portrait of an Era' a pleasant entertainment for older readers susceptible to nostalgia for the days of shirtwaists and...

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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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Melanie Trede, Lorenz Bichler, Utagawa Hiroshige, Trede, Lorenz Bichler, Melanie, Hiroshige, Utagawa, Very Good+ (light scrape to fore edge, light bump to tail of spine, light bump to the lower corner), New York, Taschen, 2009, 1st thus, 9781435119420, 13.25 inches, 10.125 inches, 294 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial cloth

This is the out-of-print, full-size edition. From the publisher: Hiroshige's Edo: Masterful ukiyo-e woodblock prints of Tokyo in the mid-19th...

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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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Norman Lindsay Pen Drawings
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Norman Lindsay, Lindsay, Norman, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (small chips and tears to the dustjacket edges), Ure Smith, Sydney, 1974, 1st thus, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 64 pages, 56 plates, hardcover, cloth, English

A collection of 55 pen drawings. A slightly abridged reprinting of the uncommon 1931 Norman Lindsay's Pen Drawings" including the essay "Norman Lindsay: his...

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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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varying bumped outer and spine corners otherwise Fine in Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Frederic A. Sharf, Jill Carey, Orson Lowell, Charles Dana Gibson, Sharf, Jill Carey, Frederic A., Lowell, Charles Dana Gibson, Orson, 2016, 1st, 9780990315285, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, over 100 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

This is the catalog for an exhibition at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, and the Society of Illustrators Museum in New York City. From...

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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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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, 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...


Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
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Sylvain Laveissiere, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Laveissiere, Sylvain, Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Abrams, New York, 1998, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 344 pages, 148 color and 255 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Published to accompany a retrospective of his work at Grand Palais in Paris from September 1997 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from March...

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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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John Elderfield, Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Elderfield, John, Prud’hon, Pierre-Paul, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (two small divots to back cover, small tear to bottom corner, Abrams, New York, 1996, 1st, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, 224 pages, 57 color plates and 57 duotone illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"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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Stephen Calloway, Charles Ricketts, Calloway, Stephen, Ricketts, Charles, Near Fine (light wear, very flat, tight, clean, former owner's bookplate attached to inside front cover), Thames & Hudson, London, 1979, 0500271534, 10.875 inches, 8 inches, 100 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Since Charles Rickett's death in 1931, little has been written on his life and work as an artist. yet Ricketts was a pioneer in a...

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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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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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Enrique Iniesta Coullaut-Valera, Jose Segrelles, Coullaut-Valera, Enrique Iniesta, Segrelles, Jose, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (light shelfwear, mild edgewear to dustjacket), Madrid, Instituto Calasanz de Ciencias de la Educacion, 1998, 1st, 9788472781917, 11 inches, 10 inches, xviii, 176 pages, 88 full-page color and monochrome illustrations and 125 smaller illustrations, softcover, wraps

The story of St. Jose de Calasanz, told in a series of 88 beautiful paintings by Segrelles reproduced as full-page illustrations with an accompanying text...

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José Segrelles
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Jose Segrelles, Segrelles, Jose, Very Fine, Valencia, Galeria Segrelles, 1994, 1st, 846049058X, 9 inches, 9.75 inches, 60 pages, 28 color and 2 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Spanish

An homage to the great Spanish illustrator José Segrelles (1885-1969) on the 25th anniversary of his death. 30 full-page illustrations and 27 pages...

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Seurat's Circus Sideshow
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Richard Thomson, Georges Seurat, Thomson, Richard, Seurat, Georges, Very Fine, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017, 10 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: The mystery, color, and magic of the circus was a subject of fascination for European artists in the late 19th and early 20th...

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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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R. C. Harvey, Rick Marschall, et al, T. S. Sullivant, Harvey, Rick Marschall, et al, R. C., Sullivant, T. S., Upper corners lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2021, 1st, 9781683963646, 12.2 inches, 9.2 inches, 424 pages, black & white illustrations, with some color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

The long-overdue, definitive career retrospective of turn-of-the-century cartoonist T. S. Sullivant. He created numerous panel cartoons for the original...


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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