Eugène Montrosier - Les Artistes Modernes

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Eugène Montrosier - Les Artistes Modernes - Première partie: Les peintres de genre ; Deuxième partie: Les peintres militaires et les peintres de nus ; Troisième partie: Les peintres d'histoire, paysagistes, portraitistes et sculpteurs - Paris - Librairie Artistique H. Launette Éditeur - 1881-1882 - 1st edition - 3 volumes - Half leather bindings - 20,5 x 28,5 cm.

Condition: Good set - hand-numbered # 412 - slightly worn but very attractive antique bindings.

Series of luxurious 19th century overview works, each volume containing 40 biographies of contemporary French artists (genre painters, military art, specialists in nude paintings, landscapes, portraits and sculpture). Illustrated with reproductions of drawings and sketches and always 'quarante planches en photogravure'; deep photographic prints of paintings by Goupil & Cie. Decorated pages and lettering by G. Fraipont. With list of illustrations and table of contents. Numbered edition of 650 copies. Bound in red half leather bindings with decorative paper covers, five ribs and gold-plated titles on the spine. Later, in 1884, a fourth volume appeared with various painters.

¶ These three independent parts contain work by, among others, François-Marie Firmin-Girard, James Bertrand, Hermann Léo, Alphonse de Neuville, Édouard Detaille, Henri-Louis Dupray, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, William Bouguereau, Paul Baudry, Raphaël Collin, Charles Gleyre, Jules Louis Machard, Philippe Parrot, Eugène Thirion, Emmanuel Benner, Gabriel Ferrier, Luis Ricardo Falero (La vision de Faust), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Léon Bonnat, Carolus Duran, Antonin Mercié, Jean Gautherin, Henri Chapu, Hippolyte-Pierre Delanoy (Chez Don Quichotte) and Paul Dubois.

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