Category: Old Masters & Nineteenth Century Art

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Drawing from Nature: a series of progressive Instructions in Sketching, to Which are Appended lectures on Art Delivered at Rugby School

By: Barnard, George

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London and New York, George Routledge & Sons, 1877


New edition. Navy blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine and a folding easel in gilt on front cover. Condition: Good, covers have some shelfwear, with bumping to cover corners and head and tail of spine. The cloth of the spine has a small nick approx three inches down from the top. The date 1904 is written to the top of the front endpaper, no other inscriptions. The title page is beginning to come loose, and there is a small tear to the tissue guard of the frontispiece.... View more info

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Early German Painting 1350-1550 (The Thyssen-Bornemisza collection)

By: Lubbeke, Isolde

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Sotheby's Publications, 1991


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 431pp. Many colour plates and b/w illustrations. A heavy book, will require extra postage if to be sent outside UK. German painting from the 14th to the early 16th century, under the inspiration first of Netherlandish art and next of the Italian Renaissance, attained a high point unsurpassed in later times. Almost all o... View more info

Fresco Painting: Its Art and Technique, with Special Reference to the Buono and Spirit Fresco Methods

By: Ward, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1909

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Olive green/brown cloth with titles in gilt on spine and front cover together with a circular relief in gilt on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are lightly shelfworn with slightly more wear to head and tail of spine, and sunning to spine. Bookplate of John Vinycomb (1833-1928), the Newcastle born artistic director of Marcus Ward in Belfast and an international expert in heraldry, on front pastedown. Authors presentation inscription on title page to John Vinycomb. Br... View more info

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Honore Daumier

By: Laughton, Bruce

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1996


Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 200pp. 188 illustrations, several in colour. The life and work of one of the most productive and renowned French 19th century artists, Honore Daumier (1808-1879) is examined in this book. Known primarily in his own time for the penetrating social and political commentary of... View more info

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Johannes Vermeer

By: Wheelock, Jr., Arthur.k.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1996


Terracotta colour cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 229pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the first exhibition ever devoted exclusively to Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), co-organised by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, The Hague. The exhibition was held fr... View more info

Landscape in Art Before Claude and Salvator

By: Gilbert, Josiah

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1885


Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on cover and spine. Condition: Good, clean and sound. Spine and corners bumped, covers lightly scuffed, a couple of small white splashes in spine. Previous owners bookplate inside front cover and a neat ink annotation on the blank page facing the preface. 461pp. 141 illustrations. A well-written book on the role of landscape in art through the ages, from Egyptian and Greek through to Mediaeval times and the Renaissance ending with Cla... View more info

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Les Amours Des Dieux: La Peinture Mythologique De Watteau a David

By: Bailey, Colin B. (preface)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Fort Worth, Texas and Paris, Kimbell Art Museum and Reunion Des Musees Nationaux, 1991


NB: Text is in French throughout. Grey hardcover with title in white on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Hint of browning to very edges of text. 492pp.Some colour plates and many b/w illustrations. This book was published to accompany the exhibition held at the Galeries Nationales due Grand Palais, Paris from 15th October 1991 to 6th January 1992, which then toured to the Philadelphia Mus... View more info

Lithographs By Henri De Toulouse Lautrec

By: Quennell, Peter (foreword)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Arcade Gallery Publications, 1942


Black cloth with Toulouse Lautrec image pasted onto front cover. Condition: Good, covers lightly rubbed and worn, top right cover corner slightly more so. Endpapers and text lightly browned, binding sound, no marks or inscriptions. The ten images chosen were selected from the Exhibition of Lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at the Arcade Gallery, London, October 1942. Includes portraits of Aristide Bruant, Yvette Guilbert and Emilienne d'Alencon. 4to - over 9¾&#34... View more info

Luca Carlevarijs e La Veduta Veneziana Del Settecento

By: Reale, Isabella and Succi, Dario

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Milan, Electa, 1994


NB: Text is in Italian throughout. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. 333pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This volume was published to accompany the exhibition of work by Luca Carlevarijs (1663-1730) held at the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, from 25 September to 26 December 1994. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Murillo & His Drawings

By: Brown, Jonathan

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1976


Dark grey paper covered boards with titles in black on pale grey-green cloth spine and in black on front cover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Front endpaper has a small area (approx 1/2 by 1 inch) where a label has been removed. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and soiling, and light sunning to spine. 200pp. Many b/w illustrations. This book was published in conjunction with an exhibition of Murillo's drawings held at The A... View more info

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Painters and Peasants in the Nineteenth Century

By: Brettell, Richard R. and Caroline B.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Geneva, Editions d'Art Albert Skira, 1983


Dark green cloth with title in dark green on front cover and spine, and original card slipcase. Condition: Very good with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. A few very faint smudges to front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Card slipcase in good condition with light shelfwear. 167pp. 10 colour and 54 b/w illustrations. The modern image of the peasant originated in Italy, in the 1820s, in the work of Leopold Robert, a Swiss,... View more info

Portrait Drawings XV-XX Centuries

By: Gere, J.A. (intro.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, British Museum Publications Ltd., 1974


Orange hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with previous onwers name and address on fep. Binding sound, text clean. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light soiling and shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 112pp. 53 b/w illustrations. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition held in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 2nd August to 31st December, 1974. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Pride and Joy: Children's Portraits in the Netherlands 1500-1700

By: Bedaux, Jan Baptist and Ekkart, Rudi (ed.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N Abrams Inc./Ludion Press Ghent, 2000


Scarlet cloth with title in dark grey on spine. Condition: Fine, Dustjacket condition: Fine. 319pp. 225 illustrations, including 98 colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem from 7 October to 31 December 2000 which then toured to Koninklijk Museum voor schone kunsten, Antwerp from 21 January to 22 April 2001. The charming portraits of children in this exhibition by Dutch and Flemish artists of the late R... View more info

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Rembrandt By Himself

By: White, Christopher and Buvelot, Quentin (ed.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, The National Gallery, 1999


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Some creasing to top right of textblock. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 272pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) held at the National Gallery, London from 9 June to 5 September 1999 and at the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, Mauritshuis, The Hague from 25 September 1999 to 9 January 2000. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 1... View more info

Rembrandt Drawings

By: Haak, Bob

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson, 1976


Buff openweave cloth with titles in brick red on spine and Thames and Hudson logo on front cover. Condition: Fair to good, binding is sound, no bumping to spine or covers. No inscriptions. Fep has a faint ink thumbprint. Very edges of text and plates are lightly sunned. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, with light sunning, scuffing and shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 223pp. 126 b/w illustrations. Excellent reference copy. This book offers a selection of Rembrand't most b... View more info