VAN GOGH, V: Vincent Van Gogh: Paintings and Drawings

Vincent Van Gogh: Paintings and Drawings, book coverJong, Casper de. Vincent Van Gogh: Paintings and Drawings. Amsterdam: National Museum Vincent van Gogh, 1973. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26257) $14.00

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A collection of drawing and plates. Illustrations in both color and B/W.

Foreword by Dr. V. W. van Gogh.

Essay on life and work by Casper de Jong. Quotations from Vincent’s letters referring to paintings and drawings, translated into English. 122p.

TURNER, JMW: Turner: Imagination and Reality (1966 MoMA exhibition)

 Turner: Imagination and Reality (1966 MoMA exhibition), book coverGowing, Lawrence. Turner: Imagination and Reality. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1966. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket with a closed tear. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26254) $12.00

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Illustrated with 77 plates (16 in color). 64p. Measures 8.75×9.75 inches.

Catalog for 1966 exhibition at MOMA, New York.

Turner (1775-1851), an English Romanticist landscape painter, was considered a controversial figure in his day. He is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence that rivaled history painting.

GALASSI, P: Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography (MoMA, NYC)

Galassi, Peter. Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1981. ISBN: 0870702548. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#23585) $12.00

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Exhibition catalog. Peter Galassi argues in this book that photography was not a technical achievement without artistic roots; photography was born of the transformation in artistic outlook that, after centuries of experimentation, came to value pictures that seem to be caught by the eye rather than composed by the mind.

He also argues that photography was a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition.

Catalog for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NYC) in 1981. 152p, 82 plates (9 in color), 38 reference illustrations. Measures 10×8.5 inches.

BARRATT, CR: Faces of a New Nation: American Portraits of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries

Barratt, Carrie Rebora. Faces of a New Nation: American Portraits of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26240) $10.00

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Artists included range from Gilbert Stuart and Pieter Vanderlyn to John Singleton Copley, Charles Wilson Peale, and John Trumbull. 56p. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Vol. LXI, No. 1, Summer 2003.

WEINBERG, H: John Singer Sargent in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Weinberg, H. Barbara and Herdich, Stephanie L. John Singer Sargent in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. Unmarked. Beautifully illustrated in color. 64p.Bibliography. Notes. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26239) $16.00

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Focus is on paintings and drawings in the Met’s collection. Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 2000 issue.

Essay “Sargent’s Career as Seen Through the Metropolitan’s Collection.” Measures 8.5 x 11 inches. Bibliography.

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was an American artist, considered the “leading portrait painter of his generation” for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury.

BRETTELL, RR: Impressionism: Painting Quickly in France 1860-1890

Impressionism: Painting Quickly in France 1860-1890, book coverBrettell, Richard R. Impressionism: Painting Quickly in France 1860-1890. Yale University and Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2001. ISBN: 0300084463. Unmarked. Corner crease on inside flap of dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26139) $20.00

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Exhibition catalog. 240 pp. Beautiful color plates. Bibliographic essay. Exhibition checklist. Artists include Manet, Monet, Berthe Morisot, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Caillebotte, Pissarro. Van Gogh and others.

BORDES, P: Portraiture in Paris Around 1800: Cooper Penrose by Jacques-Louis David

Portraiture in Paris Around 1800: Cooper Penrose by Jacques-Louis David, book coverBordes, Philippe. Portraiture in Paris Around 1800: Cooper Penrose by Jacques-Louis David. San Diego, CA: Timken Museum of Art and University of Washington Press, 2003. ISBN: 1879067072. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26129) $12.00

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Catalog for 2003-2004 exhibition. Color plates and B/W images throughout. 67p. Focusing on portrait painting in Paris during the Consulate (November 1799 to May 1804), this book explores the contextual nexus in which the Portrait of Cooper Penrose was created in 1802.