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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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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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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Arnold Bocklin, Bocklin, Arnold, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Edition Braus, Heidelberg, 2001, 9783926318978, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 376 pages, 131 color and 178 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, German

Full-page color reproductions of 92 works, plus 217 other illustrations. A retrospective that exhibited at the Offentlichen Kunstsammlung Basel, Musee...

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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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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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Gustav Dore, Dore, Gustav, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Editions 2024/Musees de la ville de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 2013, 9782919242146, 9.25 inches, 12 inches, 56 pages, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A Platinum Age comic book created by Gustave Dore in 1851! Out of print and unavailable since its original publication almost 170 years ago, this new...

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Histoire de la Sainte-Russie
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Gustav Dore, Dore, Gustav, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Editions 2024/Musees de la ville de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 2014, 9782919242184, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 112 pages, two-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A Platinum Age comic book created by Gustave Dore in 1853! Out of print and unavailable since its original publication almost 170 years ago, this new...

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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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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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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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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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Vern Swanson, J. W. Godward, Swanson, Vern, Godward, J. W., Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Antique Collectors Club, 2014, 1st, 9781851499038, 12 inches, 9.75 inches, 344 pages, 160 color and 71 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

In this expanded and revised edition of a seminal work, Vern G. Swanson delves into the life and paintings of this little-known classicist An important...

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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Henri Riviere
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Armond Fields, Henri Riviere, Fields, Armond, Riviere, Henri, Near Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket (top edge foxed, mild rubbing to dustjacket), Peregrine Smith Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983, 1st, 8.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 96 pages, 26 color and over 70 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The only monograph on this French artist. From the dustjacket: Riviere, friend of Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, and Signac, spent the first...

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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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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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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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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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Miguel de Cervantes, Daniel Vierge, de Cervantes, Miguel, Vierge, Daniel, Near Fine, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1906, 1st thus, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 385, 416, 385, and 421, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, half vellum over beige boards with gilt crests on the front boards, English

A limited edition of 140 hand-numbered copies printed on Imperial Japan paper with two additional full-page illustrations, and with extra set of prints,...

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Mode På Zorns Tid
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Anders Zorn, NF (light wear to covers, interior new and unread), Cederlund, Ingrid Roos and Birgitta Sandstrレm, Johan, Zorn, Anders, Zornsamlingarna, 2008, wraps

"Fashion in Zorn's time." Photos of Zorn and his wife and men's and women's wear in the time, contemporary photos of the period textiles and clothing,...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Doreen Bolger, Bolger, Doreen, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, xii, 248 pages, 35 color and 205 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"This catalogue investigates the Museum's remarkable collection of American pastels, from charming eighteenth-century portraits to abstract works by...

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British Contemporary Artists
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Very Good (spine ends & corners bumped & rubbed with boards showing, hinges starting), Cosmo Monkhouse, Monkhouse, Cosmo, Scribners, 1899, 1st, xxii, 267 pages, over 110 illustrations, many full-page, Hardcover, decorative cloth, top edge gilt, English

Profiles of seven British artists of the day: George Frederick Watts,  John Everett Millais,  Frederick Leighton,  Edward...

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California Impressionism
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William H. Gerdts, Will South, Gerdts, Will South, William H., Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville Press, 1998, 1st, 9780789201768, 10.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 284 pages, 201 color and 47 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

248 illustrations, 201 in full color. From the Publisher: Lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched, and gracefully written, this is the...

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