J. L. E. Meissonier, H. R. A. His Life and Work

J. L. E. Meissonier, H. R. A. His Life and Work

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...study of Venetian colouring and pose. In spite, however, of his attachment to Paris and its neighbourhood, few French artists have perhaps received wider or more sustained patronage from foreigners. Some of his best and most highly-finished works are to be found in the United States, whilst in our own country, Belgium, Holland, and Austria, a very respectable display of his works might be made from private galleries. In this country, Sir Richard 'Wal1ace alone possesses sixteen specimens illustrative of the principal phases of Meissonier's work, whilst the collections of Lord Rothschild, Mr. John Fowler, and others, contain first-rate examples. Turning to the United States, in addition to ' Les Cuirassiers, ' for which was paid an almost fabulous sum, the Stewart Gallery contained at its dispersion 'La Halte, ' 'La Suite d'une Querelle de Jeu, ' and ' Le Petit Poste de Grand'garde; ' Mr. Belmont is the owner of the oldest 'Partie d'echecs, ' which at one time Meissonier regarded as his clzrg/3 d'a?uore, . Mr. Stebbins possesses 'Une Partie Perdue' and the 'Coup de l'Etrier;' Mr. D. O'Mills, ' L'Antichambre, ' 'Marshal Saxe and his Staff, ' and another 'Coup de l'Etrier, ' in which the wine is being handed by a young woman, whilst in Mr. Stebbins's variation the servant is a youth in Louis XV. costume; Mr. W'. Astor has a'Fumeur, ' and Mr. Stevens, the owner of Millet's 'Cardeuse, ' has a courtier in Louis XIII. costume, asleep in the great cardinal's antechamber. All these are in New York; but in Philadelphia, Chicago, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793684
  • 9781236793683