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Histoire des Peintres

De Toutes les coles

In Fourteen Volumes

By Charles Blanc

1861 - Paris - Vve Jules Renouard

14" by 11"


 
 

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An collection of volumes of Charles Blanc's Histoire des Peintres de Toutes les coles.

With headpieces, engraved examples, and illustrative vignettes for each chapter. With 68 full illustrative plates, collated complete.

Charles Blanc (1813-1882) was a French critic and art historian, specialising in French and Italian art. He was chair of the History of Art department at the Collge de France and the first editor of the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, a nineteenth-century periodical. Following a successful reception to his journal articles he began on the Histoire des Peintres. Blanc's colour theory, outlined in Grammaire des Arts du Dessin, influenced the Arles period of Vincent van Gogh.

Blanc began writing this fourteen-volume history of painters in 1853. It is an incredibly researched and detailed set exploring the notable painters of European countries and areas from the fourteenth century. Included are essays on Leonardo da Vinci, Hogarth, and Holbein. It was translated into both English and German and based on this publication Blanc was elected to the Acadmie Franaise in 1876.

This set consists of Hollandaise (2 vols), Franaise (3 vols), Flamande (1 vol), Venitienne (1 vol), Espagnole (1 vol), Ombrienne et Romaine (1 vol), Anglaise (1 vol), Bolognaise (1 vol), Allemande (vol 1), Florentine (vol 1), and Milanaise, Lombard, Ferraraise, Gnois et Napolitaine (1 vol).

Complete in fourteen volumes.

CONDITION

Rebound in a scarlet half morocco binding with marbled boards by Auguste Fontaine. Externally, rubbing to spine and light bumping to spine and extremities. Small tears to bindings of all and light wear to extremities to Franaise vol 1, Espagnole, Venitienne, Florentine, Hollandaise vol 2, Milanaise et al, and Allemande. Library labels to spine and front boards of all. Ex libris bookplate to front pastedown of all. Hinges starting but firm to Anglaise. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright with occasional spotting and browning  throughout. Foxing to first and last of all. Library stamps to title page of all. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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