WALKER, J: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1974. ISBN: 0810903369. Unmarked text. A few closed tears on dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30085) $30.00

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More than 1000 paintings reproduced in color, many printed with gold. Every full-page colorplate has a detailed commentary, and many are accompanied by groups of related works.

Director Emeritus John Walker tells the story of the Gallery from its inception in the 1930s.

Foreword by J. Carter Brown who discusses the special role of the Gallery as a national institution.

1,120 illustrations, including 1,028 plates in full color. 696p.

NYPL: William James Bennett: Master of the Aquatint View

Deak, Gloria-Gilda. William James Bennett: Master of the Aquatint View. New York Public Library, 1988. ISBN: 0871044110. Unmarked text. A few bumps around the edges. Good. Paperback. (#30081) $14.00

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Exhibition catalog. Full-page prints of early Americana by the master of aquatint, with critical and biographical introductions and a complete, annotated checklist of the New York Public Library’s holdings.

Introductory essay by Dale Roylance. Checklist and commentaries by Roberta Waddell and Theresa Balazar. 92 pages, 32 b/w duotones, 9 color plates.

William James Bennett (1787-1844), a British-born artist and engraver, was active in the United States from 1816 until his death.