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A Distinguished Collection of Western Paintings and Sculpture. The Property of a Gentleman. New York Christie's: December 1, 1989. Sale 6974. The catalog of an auction devoted to a small but select private collection which included important paintings and bronzes by Remington as well as works by Charles Russell, O.C. Seltzer, and others. Softcover. 8"x11", 33 pages, 128 lots, color illustrations of each lot. Fine condition.

Inventory #: 31679
Price: $ 35.00       

American 19th and 20th Century Watercolors and Drawings and 20th Century Paintings and Sculpture. New York Christie's: April 7, 1982. Softcover. 8"x10", 337 lots, b/w and color illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 8374
Price: $ 10.00       

American 19th and 20th Century Watercolors, Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture. New York Christie's: September 30, 1982. Softcover. 8"x10", 329 lots, b/w and color illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 8375
Price: $ 10.00       

American Paintings from the Masco Corporation. New York Sotheby's: December 3, 1998. Sale 7230. The catalog of an auction devoted to American paintings, mostly of the 19th century. The collection included a good selection of work by important 19th century artists, including a magnificent F.E. Church landscape of Stockbridge, and one of four known versions of "The Spirit of '76" by Willard. Softcover. 8"x11", about 80 pages, 139 lots, color illustrations, artist index, prices realized sheet taped to inside front cover. Institutional stamp on title page, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31675
Price: $ 35.00       

American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. New York Christie's: December 3, 1982. Softcover. 8"x10", 206 lots, b/w and color illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 8377
Price: $ 10.00       

American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. New York Christie's: June 3, 1983. Softcover. 8"x10", 289 lots, color and b/w illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 8382
Price: $ 10.00       

American Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors from the IBM International Foundation. New York Sotheby's: May 25, 1995. The catalog of an auction devoted to American paintings, drawings and watercolors from the IBM International Foundation, including works by Raphaelle Peale, Thomas Cole, James McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and Andrew Wyeth. Hardcover w/dj. 8"x11", 113 pages, 39 lots, color illustrations of each lot. Institutional stamp on front endpaper, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31683
Price: $ 45.00       

American Watercolors, Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries. New York Christie's: March 18, 1983. Softcover. 8"x10", 296 lots, b/w and color illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 8378
Price: $ 10.00       

Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) and His Family. An Exhibition of Portraits, Furniture, Silver and Manuscripts. Baltimore Museum of Art: 1937. The catalog to an exhibition which celebrated the 200th birthday of the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence. The catalog is primarily devoted to the portraits of Charles Carroll and his family, going back several generations. Uncommon. Softcover. 6"x9", 55 pages, black & white illustrations. Some wear and soil, some pen notes.

Inventory #: 35889
Price: $ 40.00       

Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries. New York Christie's: December 9, 1983. Softcover. 8"x10", 340 pages, color and b/w illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 8381
Price: $ 10.00       

Metropolitan Americana. [contained in the] Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Summer, 1957. This issue was devoted to the opening of the new galleries for the Museum's permanent collection of American paintings and sculpture. There is also an essay on the state of the American Wing, and on American 20th century painters. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 28 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 34737
Price: $ 20.00       

The Private Collection of Frederic Fairchild and Julia Munson Sherman. A Memorial Exhibit. Springfield, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Gallery: 1941. Frederic Fairchild Sherman (1874-1940) was a poet, a passionate art collector, a writer, the publisher of a pioneering series of monographs on American artists, and the editor-publisher of 'Art in America' magazine. This memorial exhibition of paintings from his collection, including work by his favorite artist, Albert Pinkham Ryder, contains text from both his own publications and his private notes. Scarce. Softcover. 8"x11", 24 pages, plus 30 b/w illustrations on 25 plates. Text printed on deckle-edged paper. Some spotting on several plates, light wear, but a nice copy.

Inventory #: 32035
Price: $ 125.00       

The Reuben Humphrey Portraits. [contained in] The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin. April, 1972. A pair of portraits of Connecticut Major Reuben Humphrey, executed ca.1800, are found to have been almost completely repainted at some later date and are now restored to their original appearance. Softcover. 6"x9", 9 pages [article], black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 33575
Price: $ 15.00       

Barnhill, Georgia B., et al, [eds.]. The Cultivation of Artists in Nineteenth-Century America. Worcester American Antiquarian Society: 1997. "This collection of essays published by the American Antiquarian Society brings the role of history back into exploring how young people began and developed as artists in the nineteenth century. The contributors' work reveals the relationship between art education in public schools and training opportunities in the trade. Because many middle and lower-class students could not afford to go to Europe for training and study, many took on employment in the shops of commercial pictorial printmakers and publishers during this time. This provided an alternative entry to art education. Some of these essays examine how various 19th-century businesses offered training opportunities to those wanting to pursue art. The essays here cover topics including engraving, lithography, drawing, sheet music, chromolithography, wood engraving, alternatives to art school, educating designers for industry and art museum schools. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 226 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 90239
Price: $ 32.50       

Benes, Peter (ed.). Painting and Portrait Making in the American Northeast. Boston University: 1995. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1994. The book is divided into sections on 'Arts of Portraiture in the Early Colonies', 'New England Portrait and Miniature Painters of the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Centuries', 'Imaging and Reproduction Technologies' (19th century), 'Gender, Iconography and Aesthetics', 'Portrait Making in the Era of Daguerreotypes and Photographs', and an extensive bibliography. Softcover. 6"x9", 288 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90249
Price: $ 35.00       

[Bernard Black Gallery] Nineteenth & Twentieth Century American Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors, Property of the Bernard Black Gallery. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 1st, 1969. The New York Gallery closed its doors. Includes works by Bellows, Blakelock, Borein, Champney, Church, Cole, Davies, Moran, Eilshemius, and many more. Softcover. 6"x9", 53 pages, 178 lots, prices realized list stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 7860
Price: $ 25.00       

Bolton, Theodore. Early American Portrait Draughtsmen in Crayons. New York Frederic Fairchild Sherman: 1923. Edition limited to 325 copies. A pioneering study, which is another way of saying that subsequent research has disproved some of Bolton's conclusions. Bolton identified works by more than 100 American artists working before 1860, and cross-indexes by sitter. The publisher, Frederic Fairchild Sherman (1874-1940), was a well-heeled collector and the editor-publisher of 'Art in America', who also published beautifully-printed, extremely limited edition studies of American art and artists in the 19-teens, 20s and 30s. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", xii + 111 pages, plus 13 b/w plates title page printed in red and black light wear, tips bumped, but a very nice copy.

Inventory #: 9677
Price: $ 150.00       

Brant, Sandra & Elissa Cullman. Small Folk. A Celebration of Childhood in America. E.P. Dutton/Museum of American Folk Art: 1980. A wonderful study of "the rising status of American youth as it is revealed through the folk art of the late seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." The authors include folk toys, furniture, textiles, mourning pictures, dolls & doll houses, portraits, paper work, and other objects. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 180 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some soil, light wear.

Inventory #: 35656
Price: $ 50.00       

Brimo, Rene. L'Evolution du Gout aux Etats-Unis, d'apres l'Histoire des Collections. Paris James Fortune: 1938. A doctoral thesis on the development of taste and art collecting in America from the Colonial Period to the First World War, with much interesting material, especially on the development of "Grand Collections", public and private. Brimo was a graduate of l'Ecole du Louvre and held a Masters of Arts degree from Harvard this thesis was for his doctorate at the University of Paris. French text. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 207 pages, 8 b/w plates bibliography. Light wear, some soil partially unopened.

Inventory #: 30311
Price: $ 100.00       

Buff, Barbara Ball, et al. A Celebration of Westchester: Arts and Decoration of Three Hundred Years. The Scarsdale Historical Society: 1981. A loan exhibition of 18th, 19th and 20th century paintings, folk arts, furniture, silver and more. The text includes sections by Joseph T. Butler, and Elizabeth Green Fuller, and an Introduction by Wendell Garrett. Uncommon. Softcover. 8"x9", 84 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear. Binding crack but pages still intact. One small pen note. Inscribed by Buff.

Inventory #: 35504
Price: $ 40.00       

Busch, Jason T., Christopher Monkhouse & Janet L. Whitmore. Currents of Change. Art and Life Along the Mississippi River, 1850-1861. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 2004. "The Mississippi River valley holds some of the nation's most interesting scenery and treasured history. Although the river has long been a channel for trade, the 1850's marked its transformation from a travel route to a vital conduit for transmitting art, decorative objects, and new styles from Louisiana to Minnesota. Currents of Change celebrates the artistic history of the Mississippi River by bringing together art in all media: paintings, prints, drawings, furniture, silver, ceramics, textiles, and sculpture. Minneapolis Institute of Arts curators Jason Busch and Christopher Monkhouse and art historian Janet Whitmore have each contributed an essay. Whitmore explores the Mississippi Valley landscape, people, and architecture in paintings by artists including George Caleb Bingham and Henry Lewis. Busch uses furnishings and portraits by artists like Alexander Roux and Thomas Sully to trace patterns of patronage and decoration along the river. And Monkhouse Softcover. 9"x12", 189 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34099
Price: $ 30.00       

Cooley, John L. Rockport Sketchbook. Stories of Early Art and Artists. Rockport Art Association: 1990. First published in 1965, this informative book recounts the history and personalities of the early years of the Rockport Art Association. Softcover. 6"x9", 119 pages, b&w illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90436
Price: $ 17.50       

Davidson, Abraham A. The Eccentrics and Other American Visionary Painters. New York E.P. Dutton: 1978. A study of Visionary and Eccentric painting in America from 1800 to 1950 Cole, Hicks, Ryder, Quidor, and many, many more! Softcover. 6"x8", 202 pages, b/w and some color illustrations light wear and soil, tips thumbed.

Inventory #: 3845
Price: $ 25.00       

Doezema, Marianne. American Realism and the Industrial Age. Cleveland Museum of Art in association with the Indiana University Press: 1980. The catalog to a loan exhibition which drew from both public and private collections. There are several essays, as well as a catalog of the paintings. Softcover. 8.5"x7.5", 143 pages, several color and many black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34766
Price: $ 35.00       

Drawing Society. The Drawing Society National Exhibition 1965. American Federation of Art: 1965. A joint project of the Atlanta Art Association, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, New York Gallery of Modern Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Smith College Museum of Art. Works by 100 national and regional artists, including Leonard Baskin, Milton Avery, Charles Burchfield, Jim Dine, and Helen Frankenthaler. Softcover. 7"x9", 103+ pages, b/w illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 3701
Price: $ 20.00       

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