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Johnson, Alfred, editor.
Ships and Shipping. A Collection of Pictures including Many American Vessels Painted by Antoine Roux and His Sons.

Salem Marine Research Society: 1925.

"with [an] introductory text by Louis Bres and reminiscences by Edouard Gaubert, translated and annotated by Alfred Johnson". In the days before photography marine painters enjoyed a fertile field, as almost every ship owner, master or captain would want a picture of his ship or ships for display. By the early 19th century entire families of artists were sometimes employed in supplying this need, and the Rouxs of Marseilles were one such family. This book includes the text of a very rare pamphlet on the Roux artists written in 1883 by Louis Bres, reproductions of many Roux ship watercolors gathered from America and Europe, a reminiscence of the Roux shop by Edouard Gaubert, and notes by Alfred Johnson.

Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 270 pages, black & white plates. Last pages with slight crease, o/w fine.

Inventory #: 35299
Price: $ 150.00      

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