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Paintings and Drawings of Continental Schools and Schools Other than Flemish and Italian

and 

Flemish Paintings and Drawings

and

Italian Paintings and Drawings

and

Recent Acquisitions

At 56 Princes Gate London SW7

In Seven Volumes

By Antoine Seilern

1961 - London - Shenval Press

11" by 8.5"; 186pp.; (cxxvi); xlv, 77pp.; 103pp.; (lxxvii); 55pp., xxxi; 88pp.

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An attractive collection of text and plates from Antoine Seilern's collection at 56 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London.

With 275 in-text illustrations and 279 separate plates.

Count Antoine Seilern (1901-1978) was an Anglo-Austrian art collector and art historian. During his lifetime he was a respected scholar and an important art collector. It was following his grandmother's death that Seilern devoted himself to collecting thanks to a large inheritance. He took private lessons with Hungarian art historian Johannes Wilde in order to adequately understand new acquisitions.

Following the end of the Second World War Seilern returned to his London house of 56 Princes Gate. Here he displayed his great works of art, never opening the blinds or installing electric lights for fear of distorting the colours. He studied his collections in earnest and gained many masterpieces including Rubens, Czanne, and Degas. He would lend to the British Museum and occasionally make anonymous donations to them. To keep the art world up-to-date with his collecting he published a series of catalogues which we see here. Following his death his collection was bequeathed to the Courtauld Institute of Art where most of it is on display.

In seven volumes including Paintings and Drawings of Continental Schools Other than Flemish and Italian Text III, Plates III, Flemish Paintings and Drawings Addenda IVItalian Paintings and Drawings Addenda Text V, Italian Paintings and Drawings Addenda Plates V, Recent Acquisitions VI, Corrigenda and Addenda to the Catalogue.

Lacking volumes I and II.

CONDITION

In a cloth board binding and casing. Externally, in excellent condition with some handling marks. Small water mark to front board of Text III, small mark to edge of Text and Plates IV, bumping to rear edge of Plates V. Very light fading to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE.


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