Switzerland, Together with Chamonix and the Italian Lakes; Handbook for Travellers

Switzerland, Together with Chamonix and the Italian Lakes; Handbook for Travellers

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...Room 43b: PaBtel portraits, mostly by.7. E.Liotard (of Geneva; 1702-89), including 439. Mme. d'Epinay, Rousseau's patroness; two excellent busts by the French sculptor J. H. Houdon (1741-1828).--Rooms 44-48: Works by Genevese and other Swiss painters, A. van Muyden (d. 1898), Aug. Baud-BovyA. 1899), E. Duval (d. 1914), H. Sandreuter(a. 1901), Rud. Roller (d. 1905), Barth. Mean (d. 1893), Fcrd. Hodlcr (d. 1918), etc.--Cabinet 49 a (adjoining R. 47): Konrad Witz (p. 7), Two wings of an altar-piece painted on both sides, with a view near Geneva and Mont Blanc (1444).--Room 49: Netherlandish and Spanish painters of the 17th cent., including B. van der Heist (173,174), A. van Ostade (280), Unknown (410. Man laughing), and Velazquez (?; 386, 387).--Room 50: Italians of the 16-17th cent. (114. Domenichino?, Triumph of David), --Rooms 51 and 52: French painters of the 17-19th cent., including 212. Mme. Vig6e-Lebrun, Mme. de Stacl as Corinna; 432a. Quentin de la Tour, Portrait; 270b, c. Nattier, Portraits; 78. Philippe de Champaigne, Death-bed of a nun; several Corots in R. 62.--Cabinet 51a: Drawings and water-colours.--Cabinet 51b: Medals by Antoine Bovy (of Geneva; 1795-1877), who worked at Paris, and Hugues Bovy (of Geneva; 1841-1903).--Room 53: Plaster casts. A visit to the Pare La Grange (PI. K, 3) or the Pare des Eaux-Vivefl (PI. K, 2; restaurant, see p. 256), both noted from their groves of old trees, may be made by tram (p. 256; Nos. 2, 9) or by motor-launch (p. 257) from the Quai du Mont-Blanc. At 'La Jonction1 (PI. A, 5), below the town, the grey glacierwater of the Arve joins the blue Rhone.--On the opposite bank Environs. GENEVA. IV. Route 6G. 265 lies the Bois de la Bdtie (PI. A, B, 6; restaurants), a tract of woods and meadows affording a..show more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 553g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520564
  • 9781236520562