The Connoisseur Volume 8-10

The Connoisseur Volume 8-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... two were important, one, a village inn with peasants seated outside drinking, 30J in. by zb in., 350 gns., and The Stepping Stones, y in. by 26J in., 270 gns.; several by W. Hunt, including My Breakfast, or Anticipation, 22 in. by 154 in., 155 gns., and a rustic kitchen, with a young mother looking at a cradle, 25 in. by 20 in., 183S, 7j gns.; and J. M. W. Turner, Jerusalem, 5 in. by 8; in., from the Myles Kennedy collection, and engraved, 240 gns. The modern pictures, of which there were nearly forty examples, do not call for any special attention. The first important picture was an example of Giovanni Bellini, The Madonna and Infant Saviour, in the act of blessing the Donor who kneels beneath, the Magdalen and St. John the Baptist on the right, St. George with red cross standard, and St. Peter with a book on the left; the picture, which is on panel, 27J in. by 48in., is signed "Joannes Bellinus," and was formerly an altar-piece, the property of the Pesaro family. It was purchased from a Mr. Vendramini (not the engraver, who died in 1839) before the year 1849, and was for many years in the collection of Sir C. L. Eastlake, P.R.A., at whose sale, in 1894, it fetched 510 gns.; it now advanced to 1,120 gns. There were also the following: --F. Boucher, A Bacchante, with whifc and blue drapery, reclining near a stream, playing a pair of cymbals, an infant Faun lying by her side, 30 in. by 37Jt in., 210 gns. J. B. Grcuze, Head of a Young Girl, in blue and white dress, with auburn hair, 17 in. by 13J in., dated 1801, 520 gns.; this was from the T. Capron sale of 1854, when it realised 16 gns.; and is described in Smith's Catalogue Raisonne, No. 73. A portrait of the famous actress, Mdl/e. Guimard (17431816), was catalogued as the joint work...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588959
  • 9781236588951