History of 19th-century painting
By Richard Mutter
(History of 19th Century Painting, Book 2 and Book 3) – In the Russian language. Volume two and three out of three.
Saint Petersburg, 1900-1901
Pp.: 484 + 2 plates + 462 + 3 plates with numerous illustrations
Dimensions: 270 x 190 mm
Beautiful edition of History of 19th-century painting written by German art historian Richard Mutter, in Russian language and published in Saint Petersburg. Two of three volumes. Illustrated with beautiful plates and full-page illustrations in black and white. This great work was translated into several languages and enjoyed a great reputation abroad.
In his book, Muther sought to give a concise and clear outline of the key points in the development of art from the end of the eighteenth century to the modern end of the XIX century. Muther’s advantage lay in the fact that he had far more sources for writing work than historians of earlier times. The author considers not only the European but, for example, the art of Japan or America. However, Russian art is not presented in the three-volume edition.
Binding: Original quarter leather binding, gilt-stamped. Some signs of wear on the panels and along the edges, the bottom spine joint of volume three was damaged, cocked spines of both volumes. Ex libris on the front paper of both volumes (Philipp Hosiasson).
Condition: Ink inscriptions on the flyleaves, minor stains due to usage but in very good condition overall.
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