GREAT MODERN PAINTERS, MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED WITH 120 PHOTOGRAVURES
(ART). The Great Modern Painters. English, French, German, etc. Medalists of Successive Universal Expositions. Texts by the Principal Art-Critics. Paris: Goupil, 1884. Two volumes bound in eight. Large folio (12 by 19 inches), original printed paper-covered boards with brown cloth spines. $1650.
“Amateur’s edition,” number 350 of 850 copies printed on French vellum paper, with 120 photogravures and hundreds of in-text illustrations.
Covers the works of 24 artists active in the late 19th century, including Baudry, Bonnat, Gerome, Meissonier, Boulanger, Bonheur, Millais, and Bouguereau.
Text and plates fine, faint soiling to a few of the original front boards. A magnificent production.