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A Checklist of Jennys Portraits. [contained in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin -April, 1956. A biography and checklist of portraits by this late 18th century Connecticut folk portrait painter. Softcover. 6"x9", 34 pages [article], black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 33455
Price: $ 25.00       




Frank W. Benson, N.A. (1862-1951). Boston Vose Galleries: 1991. An exhibition of the works of this popular New England painter. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 12 pages, color and b/w illustrations, light wear.

Inventory #: 6633
Price: $ 10.00       




Frederic Edwin Church. Smithsonian Institution: 1966. Catalog to the first solo exhibition of the great Hudson River artist's work since the 1900 Memorial exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art which had commemorated his death. Works were lent by both public institutions and private collectors. Softcover. 8.5"x8", 86 pages, 2 color and 19 black & white plates. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 36010
Price: $ 25.00       




John Kay. Original Portraits. Utica Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1964. The catalog to an exhibition of prints by this talented late-18th century Scottish caricaturist. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 22 pages, black & white illustrations. Fine

Inventory #: 90429
Price: $ 10.00       




Baigell, Matthew. Thomas Cole. New York Watson-Guptill: 1981. A well illustrated biography and survey of the work of the founder of the Hudson River School, by a leading American art historian. Hardcover. 10.5"x11.5", 84 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj bibliography light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 9440
Price: $ 30.00       




Birchfield, James D., Albert Boime & William J. Hennessey. Thomas Satterwhite Noble, 1835-1907. Lexington University of Kentucky Art Museum: 1988. The catalog to a loan exhibition which drew on both private and public collections. Noble was a genre painter from Kentucky who served as an officer in the Civil War, and later studied in Munich and lived in Cincinnati. Softcover. 8"x11", 142 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Some wear.

Inventory #: 34820
Price: $ 50.00       




Bishop, Isabel. William Palmer. Two decades of painting. Utica Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1971. The catalog to a loan exhibition of the work of this noted New York state landscape painter. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 35 pages, 2 color and 19 black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90427
Price: $ 12.00       




Black, Mary & Barbara C. and Lawrence B. Holdridge. Ammi Phillips, Portrait Painter, 1788-1865. New York Clarkson Potter: 1968. The standard reference to the life and work of this folk portrait painter, with illustrations from the comprehensive exhibition at the Museum of American Folk Art, photographs of inscriptions on the backs of some paintings, etc. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 56 pages, 3 color plates and 77 b/w illustrations, dj Jacket lightly soiled, and with a small black label.

Inventory #: 31521
Price: $ 125.00       




Black, Mary & Barbara C. and Lawrence B. Holdridge. Ammi Phillips, Portrait Painter, 1788-1865. New York Clarkson Potter: 1968. The standard reference to the life and work of this folk portrait painter, with illustrations from the comprehensive exhibition at the Museum of American Folk Art, photographs of inscriptions on the backs of some paintings, etc. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 56 pages, 3 color plates and 77 b/w illustrations, dj a lightly worn copy in a rather soiled and spotted jacket.

Inventory #: 31227
Price: $ 85.00       




Burke, Doreen Bolger. J. Alden Weir. An American Impressionist. Newark University of Delaware Press/American Art Journal/Cornwall Books: 1983. The book that accompanied the first major re-examination of Weir's work since 1924, a massive loan exhibition which was shown at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Denver Museum of Art. Burke's text contains a complete biography of Weir and examination of his influences, periods, and the development of his style. An important biography of this important American artist. Hardcover. 9"x12", 313 pages, color and b/w illustrations.

Inventory #: 31084
Price: $ 100.00       




Camp, John. The Eye and the Heart. Watercolors of John Stuart Ingle. New York Rizzoli, in association with the Evansville Museum of Arts & Sciences: 1988. Thirty-three stunning and meticulous works by the noted painter of antique furniture, flowers and fruit. Ingle is the Andrew Wyeth of antiques-based still life. Hardcover. 10"x10", 110 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Near fine.

Inventory #: 33391
Price: $ 30.00       




Cheek, Leslie, Jr. (et al). A Souvenir of the Exhibition Entitled Healy's Sitters or, A Portrait Panorama of the Victorian Age... Richmond The Virginia Museum: 1950. "Being, a comprehensive collection of the likenesses of some of the most important personages of Europe and America as portrayed by George Peter Alexander Healy between the years 1837 and 1899, supplemented with documents relating to the artist's life...". Softcover. 7"x10", 94 pages, b/w illustrations bound in dark red felt covers, as issued. Light wear and a little soil.

Inventory #: 34931
Price: $ 25.00       




Clark, Charles Teaze. Charles Warren Eaton (1857-1937). An American Tonalist Rediscovered. New York Spanierman Gallery: 2004. "Charles Warren Eaton was one of America's foremost Tonalist painters. He created intensely serene landscapes, evoking a calm, spiritual beauty. Whether he painted a group of pine trees at dusk or a small European village, Eaton's paintings have the amazing ability to transport us to a different place and time. His art achieves the universal truth" for which he so ardently strived." Hardcover. 10"x13", 104 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Near fine.

Inventory #: 35672
Price: $ 45.00       




Cooley, John L. A.T. Hibbard, N.A. Artist in Two Worlds. Concord The Rumford Press: 1968. The standard biography of this popular New England artist, with an entire chapter on his Rockport baseball exploits and "brush" with the Boston Red Sox and Joe Cronin. Hardcover. 8"x10", 175 pages, 18 color plates, many black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90437
Price: $ 35.00       




Crosby, Everett U. Eastman Johnson at Nantucket. His Paintings and Sketches of Nantucket People and Scenes. Nantucket Everett U. Crosby: 1944. Limited to 200 copies for private distribution. A very nice copy of one of the rarest and most desirable books in the bibliography of American art reference. Johnson worked on Nantucket for some 20 years, and Crosby was one of the island's most diligent historians. This was an attempt to document all the paintings and sketches Eastman made of the island. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 67 pages, 46 full-page b/w plates, 1 b/w illustration and a portrait frontispiece of the artist. A little wear to the covers, a penciled note is taped to the endpaper stating "For Bobbie from the author's son".

Inventory #: 33746
Price: $ 2000.00       




Cuthbert, John A. & Jessie Poesch. David Hunter Strother, "one of the Best Draughtsman the Country Possesses". Morgantown West Virginia University Press: 1997. The catalog to the first exhibition in nearly a century of the work of this talented West Virginia illustrator and traveler. Most of the drawings illustrated show life in the South in the decade prior to the Civil War. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 168 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Some wear, corner bump.

Inventory #: 36011
Price: $ 40.00       




Fielding, Mantle [& Glenn B. Opitz]. Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. Poughkeepsie Apollo Books: 1986. 2nd, revised ed. A major revision to Fielding's important 1926 work, with almost 13,000 additional biographies and 8,000 new names. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 1,081 pages, dj. Light wear, a little soil, jacket slightly wrinkled along the edges.

Inventory #: 31863
Price: $ 150.00       




Flint, Janet A. J. Alden Weir, An American Printmaker, 1852-1919. Provo Brigham Young university Press: 1972. "Flint explores some of the relationships Weir had with other etchers and artists that stimulated his interest in etching. Individual prints are mentioned and his work as a whole is carefully characterized" (Karpel). Karpel K1134. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 96 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 35210
Price: $ 40.00       




Fowles, Lloyd W. A Forgotten Connecticut Painter- Osbert Burr Loomis, 1813-1866. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, Vol.24, No.3, July, 1959. This article accompanied a loan exhibition of Loomis's work at the CHS. This issue also contains an article on the great fire at the Hartford Colt Arms Factory in 1864. Softcover. 6"x9", article- 7 pages, black & white illustrations, entire issue- 31 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 33127
Price: $ 20.00       




Frankenstein, Alfred. Painter of Rural America: William Sidney Mount, 1807-1868. Suffolk Museum at Stony Brook: 1968. The catalog to an important exhibition of Mount's paintings of American life, based in large part on the Melville Collection, with additions. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 70 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35830
Price: $ 25.00       




Gerdts, William H. & Theodore Stebbins Jr. "A Man of Genius". The Art of Washington Allston (1779-1843). Boston Museum of Fine Arts: 1979. A major reevaluation of the work of the most successful and proficient American Romantic artist on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Once one of America's most famous and admired artists, Allston's reputation waned in the 20th century, but this exhibition and catalog helped restore his glory. Hardcover. 9"x11", 255 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj light wear, a nice copy.

Inventory #: 35536
Price: $ 40.00       




Gibbes, Robert W. A Memoir of James DeVeaux, Artist of Charleston, South Carolina 1812-1844. Concord Joslin Hall:1991. (56/250) A facsimile reprint of the orignal, very scarce, 1846 edition. DeVeaux was a gifted artist who began his career painting portraits before traveling to Europe to study. He spent several years in Italy before dying tragically there in 1844. This memoir quotes extensively from his letters and journals, and affords a revealing look at the life of a struggling young American artist in the 1830s and 40s. DeVeaux was a keen observer and a witty and skillful writer, and his biography should find a welcome plce in many art libraries. 6"x9", 258 pages, portrait frontispiece, cloth binding, printed on acid-free paper, dust jacket. Limited to 250 copies.

Inventory #: 19759
Price: $ 35.00       




Gren, Prof. Samuel M., II. Some Afterthoughts on the Moulthrop Exhibition. [contained in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin -April, 1957. Professor Green questions the attributions to Moulthrop of several of the portraits in a recent CHS exhibition. Softcover. 6"x9", 13 pages [article], 10 black & white illustrations, light soil.

Inventory #: 33459
Price: $ 20.00       




Grossman, Julian. Echo of a Distant Drum. Winslow Homer and the Civil War. New York Harry N. Abrams: 1974. Winslow Homer and the American Civil War met in the camps and on the battlefields as the war by turn sputtered and raged and as Homer came of age as an artist. This was the first comprehensive survey of Homer's Civil War work, including wood engravings, pencil sketches, watercolors and oil paintings. Hardcover. 12"x11", 204 pages, 198 illustrations, including 39 color plates (several folding), dust jacket. Jacket with minor soil.

Inventory #: 35849
Price: $ 35.00       




Grubar, Francis S. William Ranney, Painter of the Early West. New York Clarkson Potter in association with the Corcoran Gallery of Art: 1962. Ranney was born in Connecticut but went South and then West, enlisting in the Texas cause in 1836. After spending several years among Texans, trappers, traders, and other disreputables, he returned East and spent the rest of his life in and around New York, where he followed (or originated) the classic Western-artist pursuit of painting The West from The East. This remains the only monograph on Ranney, and was published in conjunction with the first exhibition devoted solely to his works. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 65 pages plus 2 color and 53 b/w plates, dj bibliography. Jacket soiled and with a tear on the upper margin.

Inventory #: 30478
Price: $ 45.00       




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