“AS YET FEW BUT PAINTERS ENJOY VELASQUEZ, OR RIGHTLY ESTIMATE HIS TRUE POSITION IN THE HISTORY OF ART”
STEVENSON, R.A.M. Velasquez. London: George Bell & Sons, 1899. Small quarto, contemporary full green calf gilt, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, elaborately gilt-decorated top board, marbled endpapers and edges. $400.
First edition of this illustrated monograph on Velasquez and his work, in a handsome prize binding.
With a catalogue of the works of Velasquez “and of certain works attributed to the artist, arranged according to the galleries in which they are contained.” Part of the Great Masters in Painting and Sculpture series, edited by G.C. Williams. Prize bookplate and stamp to front board of London Collegiate School for Girls, with front board stamped “Year of Jubilee: 1900.”
Spine toned, joints a bit tender. An attractive copy.