London: Matthiesen Fine Art Ltd. / Stair Sainty Matthiesen, 1996. Hardbound. Black embossed cloth with darkest blue and color illus. dust jacket. 300 pp., profusely illustrated in color and bw. VG. Item #104857
Issued in conjunction with a 1996-1997 series of exhibitions of these French paintings. Extensively researched and generously illustrated in color and bw. A sumptuous volume with many essays contributed by noted scholars. The essays are: 1. The Genre Ancecdotique, or the Evocation of a Dream-Like Past, 2. Patronage of the Genre Ancedotique (1800-1824), 3. Nostalgia and Nationalism: Subjects from French History and the Lives of Kings, 4. A Fascination with the Enemy: Subjects from British History, 5. Imagination and Illustration: Subjects from Literature, 6. The Creative Legacy: Subjects from the Lives of Past Artists, 7. A Survey of National Historical and Literary Themes in French Painting, 8. Walter Scott and French Art: Imagining the Past, 9. La Quatrieme Unite: Costume and Fashion in Genre Historique Painting, 10. Decor a la Cathedrale, 11. History in 'Living Pictures': Music, Drama, and Tableau in Early Romantic Opera.
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