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Italian Bronze Statuettes. London The Arts Council: 1961. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 15th-18th century Italian bronze statuettes. Softcover. 7.5"x9.5", 46 pages plus 32 black & white plates. Some wear, some soil, spine clear-taped.

Inventory #: 34599
Price: $ 25.00       




Von allen Seiten Schon: Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock. Berlin Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/Edition Braus: 1995. A massive, beautifully illustrated catalog to an important exhibition which drew bronzes from public and private collections across Europe and America. The pieces include bronzes made in Italy as well as France, Germany and Bohemia. The introductory material includes pieces by Volker Krahn, Ulrich Becker, Elisabeth Dalucas, and Francesca Bewer. German text. Hardcover. 10"x12", 640 pages, 243 color and 225 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35610
Price: $ 175.00       




Berger, Ursel & Volker Krahn. Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock. Katalog der Sammlung. Braunschweig Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig: 1994. "Founded in 1754, the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum is one of the oldest museums in Europe. The museum is based on the Schloss Salzdahlum art collection of Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-LŠneburg (1633-1714), after whom it is named". This scholarly catalog illustrates and describes 264 Renaissance and Baroque bronzes in the collection. There is also an extensive bibliography. An uncommon title. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 352 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35609
Price: $ 250.00       




Binnebeke, Emile van. Bronssculptuur / Bronze Sculpture. Sculpture from 1500-1800 in the collection of the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum. Rotterdam Museum Boymans-van Beuningen: 1994. A fine catalog of this extensive collection. The core of the collection is the made up of bronzes from the J.W. Frederiks and D.G. van Beuningen collections. Dutch/English text. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 198 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light soil, minor wear.

Inventory #: 35608
Price: $ 50.00       




Bober, Phyllis Pray & Ruth Rubinstein. Renaissance Artists & Antique Sculpture. A Handbook of Sources. Harvey Miller Publishers: 1987. 2nd printing, corrected. An extremely important study of the antique works of art used as inspiration by Renaissance artists. "Over 500 illustrations show Greek and Roman statues, mythological and historical reliefs as well as triumphal arches together with Renaissance drawings, engravings, bronzes and paintings to demonstrate how and where these classical monuments were discovered and recorded, and how they were copied, adapted, combined and transformed into the style and iconography we now recognize as Renaissance art". Hardcover. 7.5"x11", 522 pages, 526 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35598
Price: $ 200.00       




Bode, Wilhelm. The Italian Bronze Statuettes of the Renaissance. New York M.A.S. de Reinis: 1980. Revised edition. Originally published in several volumes in a very limited edition in 1907 and 1912, Bode's masterpiece is reissued here with a new index and extensive prefatory material by James David Draper. Wilhelm Bode, General Director of the Royal Museums in Berlin, was -the- authority on Italian Renaissance statuettes in his era, and Draper notes that, in spite of its age and inevitable defects, "the book's wealth of illustrations has continued to make it indispensable -the mainstay of curators, collectors, dealers and scholars in general". Hardcover. 10.5"x14", 111 pages with 102 black & white illustrations, plus 266 black & white plates. With the errata sheet. Fine.

Inventory #: 35611
Price: $ 1500.00       




Bulling, A. The Decoration of Mirrors of the Han Period. A Chronology. Ascona, Switzerland Artibus Asiae Publishers: 1960. A scholarly examination of a number of Han period bronze mirrors and their decoration, using examples drawn from public and private collections. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 116 pages with black & white and line illustrations, plus 81 black & white illustrations on 50 plates, dust jacket. Jacket worn and soiled.

Inventory #: 35876
Price: $ 75.00       




Camins, Laura. Renaissance & Baroque Bronzes from the Abbott Guggenheim Collection. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: 1988. The catalog to an exhibition of a remarkable modern collection of bronze statuettes, noteworthy not only for the high quality of work Guggenheim was able to assemble, but for its preference for lesser-known masters and the work of France and the Netherlands as well as Italy. Despite its late date, an uncommon catalog. Softcover. 6"x9", 150 pages, 53 black & white plates. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35604
Price: $ 85.00       




[Dodge] Antoine-Louis Barye Bronzes from the Collection of the Late Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: October 29th, 1975. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 36 pages, 159 lots, several color and many b/w illustrations prices realized list. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34186
Price: $ 65.00       




Erdberg, Eleanor van. Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Chester Dale and Dolly Carter. Ascona, Switzerland Artibus Asiae Publishers: 1978. As an oil company executive in Japan in the early 1950s, Chester Dale Carter took advantage of the depressed Japanese market to buy superb early Chinese bronzes which were not available to fellow western collectors in New York or Europe. Most of the collection was later sold to the Art Museum of Princeton University, which sponsored this scholarly, well-illustrated catalog. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 250 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket rubbed.

Inventory #: 35874
Price: $ 85.00       




Fischer, Jacques. The French Bronze, 1500 to 1800. New York M. Knoedler & Co.: 1968. An exhibition catalog which deserves far more attention than it is usually given. It covers a most-neglected area of collecting- French bronze figures of the 17th and 18th centuries, and features a most literate foreword by F.J.B. Watson entitled "A Plea for the Study of French Bronzes". The catalog itself is quite elegant- with its wide margins for the text pages, full-page black & white plates of excellent quality, and overall "feel" it reminds one of the elegant auction catalog of the 1920s and 30s. It comes as no surprise, therefore, to find that it was set in type by the Stinehour Press, printed at the Meriden Gravure Company, and designed by Leonard Baskin. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 200+ pages, 95 black & white plates. Minor soil, light wear.

Inventory #: 35597
Price: $ 35.00       




Hackenbroch, Yvonne. Bronzes and other Metalwork and Sculpture in the Irwin Untermyer Collection. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1962. This superb collection includes stunning bronze figures from Italy, as well as medals, fire tools, plates, bowls, ewers, lamps and other lighting devices, inkstands, ornaments, vases, mortars, brackets, etc., in bronze, copper and pewter, of the 14th-18th centuries. "All of the more than two hundred objects included in this catalog, some never previously published, are illustrated, often with several detailed views. Most of them are fully discussed, relating them to other branches of art of the period in an introduction and in notes and comments by Dr. Yvonne Hackenbroch". Hardcover. 9"x12", lxv + 64 pages of text plus 201 b/w plates. A little marginal scuffing, a little soil, worn dj.

Inventory #: 35595
Price: $ 175.00       




Laliberte, Alfred. Legendes - Coutumes - Metiers de la Nouvelle France, Bronzes d'Alfred Laliberte. Montreal Librarie Beauchemin Limitee:1934. A survey of the work of this popular French-Canadian sculptor. Born in Quebec in 1878, as a child Laliberte learned to carve wood with a pocketknife on his family farm. At the age of 20 he completed a full-size statue of the Canadian Prime Minister for the Provincial Exhibition in Quebec City, and the Prime Minister was so enchanted that he encouraged the young man to attend art classes at the Societe des Arts in Montreal. Laliberte later also attended the Conseil des Arts et Metiers and then traveled to Paris, to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for more study. After Paris he returned to his native land and completed both large commissions and smaller works. Although he had been heavily influenced by Auguste Rodin, Laliberte managed to move on into his own unique style, and it was in that style that he created perhaps his most famous sculptures. This was a series of 200 or so small pieces completed between 1928 and 1932, based on the humble workers of his own home town in Quebec, which he called " Legends, Metiers et Coutumes". These pieces show a wide variety of men and women engaged in the crafts and work of a typical Quebec rural community, and it was this work that earned him his title, "Sculptor of the Rural Tradition". This study is a well illustrated study of these rural pieces, illustrating French-Canadian men and women and their everyday tasks. Softcover. 9.5"x12", 7 pages of text plus 122 b/w plates covers with moderate wear.

Inventory #: 13133
Price: $ 150.00       




Landais, Hubert. Les Bronzes Italiens de la Renaissance. Paris Presses Universitaires de France: 1958. A good general study covering the influence of the antique on the Italian Renaissance bronze sculptors and collectors, types of bronzes, techniques, regional and city styles, and the history of the collecting of the bronzes. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 119 pages plus 4 color and 28 black & white plates. Light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 35605
Price: $ 40.00       




Leithe-Jasper, Manfred. Renaissance Master Bronzes from the Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Washington Sacal Books, in association with Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service: 1986. "No art form represents the Renaissance with greater eloquence than the bronze statuettes. It was essentially an intimate form, conceived in small scale yet splendid proportions, vigorously wrought and encouraging close examination. The collection of statuettes in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is among the chief glories of one of the greatest museums in the world. Many of these unique and fascinating works of art have never left the Museum, nor the Imperial collections which preceded it, since their acquisition, which was sometimes direct from the artists themselves". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 304 pages, many color and some black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35599
Price: $ 60.00       




Loehr, Max. Ritual Vessels of Bronze Age China. New York The Asia Society: 1968. The catalog to an important exhibition of early Chinese bronzes, drawn from many public and private collections. Each piece is illustrated with a full-page illustration and completely described. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 183 pages, many black & white and some color plates. Minor soil, light wear.

Inventory #: 36014
Price: $ 30.00       




Pincus, Debra (ed.). Small Bronzes in the Renaissance. National Gallery of Art: 2001. "This far-ranging book presents the most recent research on small-scale bronze production of the Renaissance. The contributors to the volume--an international group of curators, art historians, and conservators--analyze the production and collecting of small bronze sculptures from the fifteenth through the early seventeenth century in both Italy and the North. They offer new assessments and attributions of these fascinating works of art, the result of an intense collaboration between artists and collectors. The book sheds light on the origins of the "household" bronze in Florence around the middle of the fifteenth century and on the groundbreaking developments in North Italy that followed. It reexamines the contribution of Donatello and his immediate followers in the first stages of bronze production as well as proposing a number of new attributions. Among the book's other topics are casting procedures, including a proposal for a method used by Donatello the spread of technological and artistic advances from Italy into the Northern countries the work and workshop practices of sculptors of North Italy and the assembling of personalized collections of small bronzes by German, English, and American connoisseurs from the eighteenth century to our own.". Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 280 pages, 1 color plate, 305 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35600
Price: $ 50.00       




Pope-Hennessy, John. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London The Phaidon Press: 1965. "The statuettes and plaquettes in the Samuel Kress Collection form one of the most distinguished groups of Renaissance bronzes to be found in any public or private collection. They incorporate the famous collection assembled during more than forty years by the French collector Gustave Dreyfus". An important catalog of Renaissance bronze plaquettes, reliefs, statuettes, utensils and mortars, chiefly from Italy, but also representing the Netherlands, France and Germany. Hardcover. 9"x12", 333 pages, 616 black & white illustrations, dust jacket.

Inventory #: 35596
Price: $ 250.00       




Pope-Hennessy, John. The Frick Collection, An Illustrated Catalog: Vol. III, Sculpture: Italian Vol. IV: German, Netherlandish, French and British. News York The Frick Collection: 1970. The two volumes of the Frick Collection catalog devoted to sculpture. Better known for its important paintings, the Frick Collection nonetheless, as John Pope-Hennessy points out, contains "the finest collection of small bronzes in the United States and one of the finest collections of small bronzes in the world". It also contains larger masterpieces in marble and bronze, especially some fine 18th century French examples. 2 vols. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", xxxii + 254 pages & 177 pages. Many black & white and some color illustrations, dust jackets. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35601
Price: $ 200.00       




Rosenberg, Alexandre P. Bronzes of the Italian Renaissance. Twenty-two Unpublished statuettes. New York Paul Rosenberg & Co.: 1981. An extremely detailed catalog, with several descriptions running many pages, and all the descriptions fully annotated and minutely reasoned. In addition there are multiple images of each bronze, and many close -up shots of details. A most uncommon catalog. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 83 pages, 6 color and 162 black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35606
Price: $ 125.00       




[Sharp Collection] The Estate of Peter Jay Sharp. New York Sotheby's: January 13th, 1994. A small but superb and choice collection of color-plate natural history books, French and English Furniture and decorative arts, important 16th and 17th century European bronzes, and important Old Master paintings. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 77 lots, about 150 pages, illustrated throughout in color dust jacket. Light wear. Prices realized sheet stapled to first page.

Inventory #: 34194
Price: $ 25.00       




Sieveking, Johannes. Die Bronzen der Sammlung Loeb. Munchen: 1913. An elegantly produced catalog of ancient Roman, Hellenistic, Etruscan and Egyptian bronze mirrors, figures, busts, and other artifacts owned by noted collector and philanthropist James Loeb. Loeb [1867-1933] retired early from the family business and spent the rest of his life traveling, collecting, and doing good things with his money. He founded the Loeb Classical Library at Harvard, became a trustee at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and helped found what would become the Julliard School in New York. The bronzes illustrated in this catalog, along with this ancient pottery, were eventually given to the Staatliche Antikensammlungen in Munich. Loeb explained his philanthropy by writing- "In an age when the Humanities are being neglected more perhaps than at any time since the Middle Ages, and when men's minds are turning more than ever before to the practical and the material, it does not suffice to make pleas, however eloquent and convincing, for the safeguarding and further enjoyment of our greatest heritage from the past. Means must be found to place these treasures within the reach of all who care for the finer things of life." Hardcover. 9"x12", 86 pages of text with 12 collotype illustrations in the text and 46 gravure plates printed on a fine, heavy cream stock original parchment covers, spine soiled, boards lightly soiled spine label perished. A lovely catalog.

Inventory #: 9530
Price: $ 375.00       




Watson, William. Ancient Chinese Bronzes. London Faber & Faber:1962. An account of bronzes in China from the 15th century BC to the 3rd century AD. Not the stuff of your average garage sale, but the beauty and workmanship evident in these pieces is stunning. Anyone who appreciates good metalwork should buy a copy of this book, simply for the pleasure of looking at these wonderful objects. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 117 pages of text plus 3 color and 104 b&w plates, dj. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35463
Price: $ 40.00       




Weber, Charles D. Chinese Pictorial Bronze Vessels of the Late Chou Period. Ascona, Switzerland Artibus Asiae Publishers: 1968. "For the first time, the pictorial bronze vessels of the Late Chou period have been brought together and presented as a unit within the early history of Chinese art. Dr. Weber reviews some 100 vessels, which he places into nine groups, according to the pictorial style, the techniques used to produce the representations, and the subject matter. Beautifully illustrated by some five hundred drawings, rubbings, and photographs". Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 237 pages, plus 64 black & white plates, dust jacket. Minor soil.

Inventory #: 35875
Price: $ 125.00       




Weihrauch, Hans R. Die Bildwerke in Bronze und in anderen metallen. Munchen Verlag F. Bruckmann: 1956. A scholarly catalog of 15th-18th century German and Italian statuettes, animals, placques, busts, heads, etc., in bronze and other metals, from the collection of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum. There are also some French and Dutch 18th and 19th century examples. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 239 pages, b&w illustrations. Spine with some wear, front cover pleasantly, but not originally, spattered with small brown spots.

Inventory #: 35594
Price: $ 200.00       




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