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Bouvier, M.P.L. [& Adolph Ehrhardt]
M.P.L. Bouvier's Handbuch der Oelmalerei fur Kunstler und Kunstfreunde.

Braunschweig C.A. Schwetschke und Sohn: 1875. 5th edition.

A revised German edition of a classic French work, first published in 1827. The text is divided into 30 lessons, covering all aspects of colors, working with oils, and workshops, with an appendix on conservation and restoration. There are 7 folding plates illustrating brushes, easels, stretchers, palettes, and a cabinet and box for tools. Bouvier [1766-1836] was a noted miniature painter who had studied at the Academy of Paris and was a member of the Geneva Society of Arts.

Hardcover. 6"x9.5", xxxi + 536 pages, plus 7 lithographed folding plates. Bound in new plain cloth with new endpapers text a bit browned, some minor wear and soil.

Inventory #: 30922
Price: $ 350.00      

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