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A Portfolio of Frames, Fifteenth Century to the Present. Volume 1. New York A.P.F., Inc.: 1961. An interesting portfolio of 100 loose photos of period-style frames from Holland, Italy, Spain, France of the 15th-18th centuries, made by this firm of master frame makers. Useful as a guide to the various styles of period frames of the era. Card portfolio. 8.5"x10.5", holding a folded sheet booklet and 100 loose 8"x10" black & white plates. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35940
Price: $ 100.00       




Mentmore Sale -Paintings and Prints. Catalogue of Paintings, Prints and Drawings...the Mentmore Sale Volume Four. London Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 25th-26th, 1977. 7.5"x10.5", 119 pages, 296 lots, profusely illustrated with b&w and color illustrations, dj.

Inventory #: 21548
Price: $ 25.00       




Old Master Paintings from the Collection formed by the British Rail Pension Fund. London Sotheby's: July 5, 1995. The catalog of an auction devoted to Old Master Paintings by Tiepolo, van Ruisdael, Rubens, and others. Hardcover w/dj. 8"x11", about 45 pages, 59 lots. Institutional stamp on front endpaper, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31680
Price: $ 50.00       




Paintings from Berlin Museums Exhibited at the request of the Department of the Army. Washington National Gallery of Art: 1948. A handlist of the 202 paintings in the exhibition, most of which were from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum. Nearly 1 million visitors toured the exhibition during the month it was on. A longer, illustrated catalog was also produced. Softcover. 6"x9", 14 pages, no illustrations some pencil notes and soil.

Inventory #: 9434
Price: $ 20.00       




Pictures within Pictures. Hartford Wadsworth Atheneum: 1949. The catalog to a loan exhibition of paintings that feature other paintings. 110 paintings are described, and 16 illustrated. Softcover. 6"x9", 33 pages plus 8 black & white plates. Minor wear, light soil.

Inventory #: 34593
Price: $ 20.00       




Republications of Essays Upon Art, &c. and notices of the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, at the Lyceum Gallery. New York Lyceum Gallery, printed by George F. Nesbitt:1849. An interesting little publication of art topics, including "Some thoughts on Art" by Mrs. Jameson, "The Poetry of Scared and Legendary Art" and "Was Rubens a Colorist?", both from Blackwood's Magazine, "Description of two Pictures by Rubens", etc. A glimpse into the Mid-Victorian popular artsy world. 5.5"x9", 40 pages, softcover a very fine copy in exceptional condition, partially unopened, and bright and crisp.

Inventory #: 21497
Price: $ 65.00       




The Age of Vasari. A Loan Exhibition. University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton: 1970. The well-illustrated catalog to a major loan exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, metalwork and medals from the circle of Vasari in 16th century Florence. The items were from both private and public collections. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 202 pages, black & white and some color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35226
Price: $ 20.00       




[Algeria- Paris Exposition] Notice sur les Beaux-Arts et Les Parfums. [Paris] Gojosso et cie: 1878. An interesting booklet discussing the fine arts and perfumes at the Paris Exposition of 1878 as they related to Algeria. The essays are signed by "O. MacCarthy", and although the booklet has the imprint "Alger" on the cover and title page, it was actually printed at the "pres l'Exposition" on the Boulevard de la Republique for Gojosso et cie. Gojosso et cie appear to have been the publishers of a variety of promotional material in France for the Algerian authorities in the 1870s and 1880s, and the rear cover of this booklet is an announcement by the "Gouvernement General Civil de l'Algerie" promoting colonization and agriculture and inviting interested parties to write for more information. It was during this period that the French government, having invaded Algeria in 1830 and only just taken full control of the country, was making a strong effort to send French settlers to Algeria. Scarce- OCLC locates only 2 copies. Softcover. 6"x8.25", 15 pages publisher's pink paper covers covers a bit soiled, corner creased, etc., but overall a nice copy of a fragile booklet.

Inventory #: 30605
Price: $ 150.00       




Artner, Tivadar. Horse and Horseman in Art. Budapest Corvina Kiado: 1982. An amusing journey through ages of art illustrating horses and their riders, from Paleolithic cave paintings to Pablo Picasso. Mostly paintings, with some sculpture as well. Hardcover. 8.5"x9.5", 43 pages plus 48 color plates with facing text pages, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33864
Price: $ 25.00       




Barrell, John. The Political Theory of Painting from Reynolds to Hazlitt. 'The Body of the Public'. Yale University Press: 1986. "What is the function of painting in a commercial society? John Barrell here discusses how British artists and writers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries attempted to answer the question, and his provocative and illuminating book offers a new perspective on both art criticism and eighteenth-century British culture". Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 366 pages, b/w illustrations, dj

Inventory #: 9482
Price: $ 25.00       




Bayer, Andrea. North of the Apennines. Sixteenth-Century Italian Painting in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2003. "By the end of the fifteenth century, a remarkable number of Italian cities north of the Apennines were firmly established as great artistic centers. These included cities with dazzling courts, such as Milan, Bologna, Ferrara, Mantua, and the Republic of Venice. Distinct regional characteristics became evident between these schools of painting for example, in Lombardy, beginning in the late fifteenth century, there was a fascination with the visual effects of perspective. In Emilia, there were other interests, such as a desire to emulate Raphael and other artists active in central Italy, and the creation of paintings suggestive of poetry. Nonetheless, painters in the two regions shared many artistic goals, and for contemporary art critics these geographical differences sometimes seem to have scarcely mattered. In this publication, a former Met Bulletin, Andrea Bayer presents a rich selection of sixteenth century artists of Lombardy and its capital, Milan, and of Emilia-Romagna and its principal city, Bologna". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 64 pages, color and black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90418
Price: $ 10.00       




Courthion, Pierre. Georges Rouault. Including a catalogue of works prepared with the collaboration of Isabelle Rouault. New York Harry N. Abrams: 1961. "Pierre Courthion has been gathering his material for years, first from the artist himself and then from the family. Throughout, he has been advisd and encouraged by Mlle. Isabelle Rouault, her father's artistic executor. Rouault is frequently quoted in the text, and a special section of his writings is included the hundreds of illustrations in the Classified Catalogue trace his artistic course in minute detail. Thus, this volume can easily claim to be the most complete, authoritative, and well-documented work ever published on Rouault". Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 489 pages, 49 tipped-in color plates, hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj a near fine copy in a lightly worn jacket.

Inventory #: 2476
Price: $ 125.00       




Berenson, Bernard. Italian Painters of the Renaissance. London & New York Phaidon: 1968. A 2-volue edition of the famed dealer and art historians series of essays which were first published between 1894 and 1907. Softcover. 2 volumes. 6.5"x9.5", 236 pages + 254 pages. Light wear, light wave at the base of some pages in Vol. 1, 1 b/w plate wrinkled in vol.2.

Inventory #: 35225
Price: $ 20.00       




[Blanc Collection] Catalogue des Tableaux Modernes ... composant la Collection de M. Alexandre Blanc. Paris Galerie Georges Petit: December 4th, 1906. Some people bought Corots and Renoirs, M. Blanc bought the works of Johan Barthold Jongkind, a 19th Century Dutch Realist who painted many harbor scenes. 76 of his paintings, the vast bulk of the collection, are included here. There are also some Rodin bronzes included. Card covers, 9"x13", 107 pages, 182 lots, many b/w gravure plates with tissue guards. Some cover wear and soil the binding has become very dry and the pages are tending to fall out.

Inventory #: 30591
Price: $ 40.00       




Caplan, H.H. The Classified Directory of Artists' Signatures, Symbols & Monograms. London George Prior: 1982. The definitive modern reference to more than 8,500 artist's signatures and monograms. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 873 pages. In fine, tight, unworn condition.

Inventory #: 31861
Price: $ 400.00       




Caxton Head. Caxton Head Catalogue 1027: Autographs. London James Tregaskis & Son: no date (1920s?). A short but interesting catalog of better material, categorized by subject. Includes Artists, among them a letter by Esther Inglis [Kello], a 17th century calligrapher John Ruskin, returning a "Turner" which he finds doubtful, etc. Softcovers. 7.5"x9.5", 34 pages light soil, a little wear.

Inventory #: 7811
Price: $ 20.00       




[Chrysler] The Estate of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Old Master and 19th Century Paintings. New York Sotheby's: June 1, 1989. Sale 5866. The catalog of the auction devoted to the magnificent Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. collection of Old Master and Victorian paintings. Elegant. Hardcover w/dj. 8"x11", about 100 pages, 128 lots, color illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to title page. Jacket with light wear, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31674
Price: $ 45.00       




Crastre, Fr. Bastien Lepage. New York Frederick W. Stokes: 1914. Jules Bastien Lepage (1848-1884) was an extremely talented artist, specializing in portraits and scenes of French country life admired for their color and realism, when he died at age 38. This small book is from the charming "Masterpieces in Colour" series. Hardcover. 6"x8", 80 pages plus 8 color plates. Light wear, minor soil.

Inventory #: 34210
Price: $ 125.00       




[Dobell] Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings from the studio of Sir William Dobell. Sydney Sotheby & Co.: November 19th, 1973. Paintings and drawings from the studio of the noted Australian artist. Softcover. 7"x9.5", about 175 pages, 126 lots, b/w and some color illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 8366
Price: $ 20.00       




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       




Dupont, Jacques & Andre Chamson. La Vierge dans l'Art Francais. Paris Art et Style, No.16: 1950. An interesting pictorial survey of The Virgin in French Art, including much Medieval and Renaissance sculpture, paintings, ivory carvings, etc. 9.5"x12.5", 4 pages of text plus 40 b&w plates and 3 loosely inserted color plates stiff softcovers, covers spotted.

Inventory #: 21145
Price: $ 40.00       




Falk, Peter H. (ed.). Art Price Index International '97. Sound View Press: 1996. The 1997 Edition of this invaluable collection of prices of art at auction, covering sales made during the 1995-1996 auction season. Includes 205,500 sales results for American, English and European oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, miniatures, sculpture, prints, photographs, posters and animation. 2 vols. Hardcover. 9"x11", 3,389 pages. Light wear, a little scuffing to the covers, but a nice, bright, tight set.

Inventory #: 31864
Price: $ 75.00       




[Freitag Bibliography] Artists' Monographs found in the Freitag Bibliography. Catalog 302 Larchmont F.A. Bernett: no date. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 89 pages, 535 items light wear.

Inventory #: 7529
Price: $ 10.00       




Friedlaender, Dr. Walter. Exhibition of French Seventeenth Century Paintings and Drawings. New York Jacques Seligmann & Co.: 1953. Friedlaender wrote the preface. Softcover. 8"x10", 26 pages, b/w plates ex-institutional with stamps, etc.

Inventory #: 4399
Price: $ 15.00       




Friedlaender, Walter. David to Delacroix. Cambridge Harvard University Press: 1977. 9th prtg. A standard 19th century art history text. Softcover. 6"x9", 136 pages plus 83 b/w illustrations, moderate wear.

Inventory #: 6699
Price: $ 10.00       




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