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A History of Painting in Italy From the Second to the Fourteenth Century. Drawn Up From Fresh Materials After Recent Researches in the Archives of Italy; and From Personal Inspection of the Works of Art Scattered Throughout Europe

By J. A. Crowe; G. B. Cavalcaselle

1864-6

John Murray : London

9" by 5.5"

xii, 596pp; viii, 648pp; xii, 618pp

 

 

 

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The first edition of Joseph Crowe and Giovanni Cavalcaselle's work on the history of Italian painting, lavishly illustrated throughout.

The first edition of this work. Complete in three volumes. An extensive and interesting history on painting in Italy, focussing on the period from the second to the fourteenth century. The work looks at various aspects of arts that have been prominent in Italian history, such as mosaics and sculptures, as well as looking at significant Italian artists who shaped the art of the country. These artists include Giotto, Taddeo Gaddi, Giovanni da Milano, Masaccio, Botticelli, and many more. The authors also look at various schools and movements of art in Italy. Volume I with thirty-six plates. Volume II with twenty-eight plates. Volume III with thirty-three plates. Written by Joseph Archer Crowe and Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle. Crowe was an English journalist and art historian, who's work with Cavalcaselle are at the forefront of modern art history writing in English. The pair met whilst travelling between Berlin and Vienna, when Crowe was collecting information for a history of the early Flemish painters, and Cavalcaselle was a young art student. They worked well together, producing various works together. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original publishers cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Crack to the tail of the spine of Volume III, resulting in the cloth to be lifting. Some marking to the boards, heavier to the rear board of Volume I, and the front board of Volume II. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Hinges are starting but firm, though the rear hinge of Volume II is strained but remains firm. Internally, Volume I is firmly bound, Volume III is generally firmly bound, and Volume II is a little strained in places. Pages are bright and generally clean with only the occasional spot and mark. Most pages remain uncut to the fore edge. Prior owner's ink inscription to the title pages, 'J. B. Welsh'.

Overall Condition: Good

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