Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994, Hardcover (in Slipcase), Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
CARR, GERALD L. Frederic Edwin Church, Catalogue Raisonne of Works of Art at Olana State Historic Site, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994. Quartos, first edition, pp. xxxviii, 565; Volume 2 is unpaginated plate book, baby-blue cloth boards with white stamped lettering on spines and fronts, slipcase, halftone and color photos. "By making material not readily accessible available in this detailed and carefully structured form, Carr has performed a considerable service to scholars interested not only in Church but in many aspects of nineteenth-century American landscape painting." -- Gilian Wohlauer, New England Quarterly This is a large project: a comprehensive scholarly catalogue of Church's works of art still at Olana State Historical Site, his former home in upstate New York. Divided into 16 chronological sections, it covers 736 drawings, paintings and prints, spanning nearly 60 years of his life. The items, each of them illustrated in the catalogue, range from doodles in his schoolboy textbooks and exercise books, to student works done under Thomas Cole, to important studio paintings exhibited during Church's lifetime, and pencil sketches and finished paintings executed in Mexico as late as two years before his death in April 1900. The holdings are mostly concentrated at the beginning of Church's career, between 1844 and 1850, and toward the end, between 1880 and 1898, but all phases of his travels and his art are represented, including preparations for his major studio paintings. Condition of these books: Fine in slightly worn slipcase (this is an unused copy from a gallery that is going out of business). Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Reference; United States; Art & Design. ISBN: 0521385407. ISBN/EAN: 9780521385404. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53440.