Handbook of Painting – The Italian Schools
in Two Volumes
Published by John Murray, 1855
Translated from the German of Kugler by ‘A Lady’,
edited with notes by Sir Charles Eastlake, President of the Royal Academy
This is a scholarly work, including Author’s Preface to the Second Edition, Editor’s Preface, Bibliography of General Literary Materials for the Study of Italian Painting.
The two volumes are divided into Six Books:
Early Christian Art
First Stage of Development – The Romanesque Style
Second Stage of Development – Masters of the Fourteenth Century and their Followers
Third Stage of Development – Masters of the Fifteenth Century and their Followers
Period of Highest Development and Decline – Masters of the Sixteenth Century
Restoration and Second Decline – Masters of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Also includes an Essay on the First Century of Italian Engraving, by Francis Turner Palgrave, followed by A List of Places Referred to and a List of Names of Artists.
Half-leather bound with 5 raised bands on the decorated spine, gilt, and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt, pp xxx, 583 (both vols.) + more than 100 full-page illustrations from the works of old masters. Drawn on wood by George Scharf, Jun.
Both volumes are in Good condition overall, bearing in mind their age (bindings worn, leather title-panelling between three raised bands is partially worn off, head/tail of spine and corners variably chafed and rubbed, although quite smart as a whole).
John Murray, 1855, 3rd Edition.
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