1881 Jean-Francois Millet. Twenty Etchings and Woodcuts Reproduced in Fac-simile, and a Biographical Notice
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Illustrated, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
Limited edition of 500 copies, India Proof Edition.
A beautiful study on the art and life of Jean-Francois Millet, focusing on twenty of his striking etchings and woodcuts.
Millet was one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. His art is best remembered today for his depictions of peasant farmers, which were a part of the Realism art movement.
Illustrated with twenty plates, each of which depict a different aspect of farming life.
With a biographical essay on Millet by William Ernest Henley.
One page of adverts to the rear.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Minor marks to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Spine is a little faded. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front paste down. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the occasional spot. Closed tears to some of the tissue guards.
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