The Gallery of Contemporary Art: An Illustrated Review of the Recent Art Productions of All Nations

Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co. Publishers, 1884. Hardcover. Blue buckram, likely a library rebinding. Features 60 photogravures from "Signing the Declaration of Indepence" to "View of Venice" in intial section, plus an additional series of 15 photogravures from "An Interesting Conversation" to "Sermon in the Court of the Cathedral of Seville". Each photogravure is on heavier paper and is accomanpied by a facing description with a nicely illustrated initial cap . The first unpaginated section of 60 photogravures is followed by a section featuring wood engravings after paintings and sculptures which illustrate a text on the Museum of Luxemborg, the history of the Salon and the Salons of 1879 through 1883 , and a few other exhibitions (additional 88 pp). The section of 15 prints is followed by an illustrated discussion of the English school and the Pre-Raphaelites (additional 24 pp). Ends abruptly after the first line on William Mark Fisher, so the last page(s) of this section may be missing. A combined total of 165 wood etchings and 75 photogravures, including reproductions of work by JA Breton, Antonio Casanva, Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, and Corot, among others, especially French and British artists popular during the 1880s. Good+ (a few wrinkled pages, including the list of 60 plates. Lack of tissue guards has allowed for some ink smudging between text and facing plates. Ex-library copy, with perforated stamp and accession number stamp on title page and also on the margin of "An Interrupted Sitting". Library stamps in rear. Minor wear to cloth, all else VG). Item #5325.1

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