Boston, MA: 1884. Hardcover. Embossed blue cloth with gilt title in center ("American Artists"). Partially paginated, with 128 being the highest page number attained (being an advertisement). 12 Albertypes, 17 etchings, many wood engravings of photo-engravings. VG. Item #166967
This interesting book begins with a list of edvertisers, then a brief sentence or so on each of the advertisers, then a title-page of sorts that presents the illustrations (from original drawings), comprised of Etchings, Albertypes, photo-engravings, then later on a title-page of sorts for "Various Phases of American Art (with an alphabetical list of all the included authors). There is no proper title-page or publishing da6ta anywhere in the book. Date is taken from the etchings, and Boston is the location of all the advertisers. Includes a good number of wood-engravings or photo-engravings, 12 Albertypes, and 17 etchings by R.C. Minor, H. Furrer, B. Lander (Lamder?), Chas. W. Volkmar, Wm (William) Hart, Jas. (James) Monks, Stephen Parrish, Chas. A. (Charles A.) Platt 1882, Nicoll 81, H.W. Rice 1883, H.C. (Ford, Fard), G.W.H. Ritchie, unsigned (hunter with rifle in meadow looking to the left at four trees, the nearest one being dead), W.H. Shelton, A.H. Bicknell, J. Lauber '81, unsigned with a Number 3 in upper left corner of plate (man approaching old arched bridge with large tree in center and fait aqueduct or bridge in lower left of plate). All identified etchings were printed by G.W.H. Ritchie. Articles: American Wood Engraving, by Arol Bates; American Art Furniture by A. Curtis Bond; ; What Shall American Artists Paint?, by E.H. Clement; American Stained Glass, by Edward Dewson; Portrait Painting, by Sidney Dickinson; Landscape Painting by William Howe Downes; The Ideal In American Art, by Florence Finch; The Growth of American Art, by James Jackson Jarves (dated Florence July 1, 1883); Native Painters, by Charls De Kay; The Art Tariff, by L.C. Knight; Etching, by S.R. Koehler; Success In Art, by Frank T. Lent; Color In Works of Art, by R. Riordan; Photography, by Edward A. Robinson; Memorial Art, by E.A. Silsbee; American Art Journalism, by James B. Townsend; The Present Conditions, by Arthur B. Turnure; Journalism and Art, by M.G. Van Rensselaer, Water Color Painting, by Lyman H. Weeks, American Flower Painters, by Candace Wheeler. Quite rare, most were likely broken up for the etchings. This publication is closely related to publications published as "Catalogue of the art department of the New England Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Institute, Boston, Mass." but is not found in Worldcat.
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