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Histoire des artistes vivants: études d'après nature; illustrée du portrait des artistes, gravé a l'eau-forte d'après le daguerréotype: Horace Vernet par Théophile Silvestre; catalogue par M. L. De Virmond

Théophile Silvestre

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/3361

Author

Variant Title

Horace Vernet

Imprint

[Paris: E. Blanchard, 1857]

Physical Description

52 p., frontis. (port.); 272 mm. (Quarto.)

Series Title

Histoire des artistes vivants.

Contents

[Frontis.] - [Text] - Opinions De Quelques Écrivains Français Sur Les Ouvrages De M. Horace Vernet - Ouvrages De M. Horace Vernet Par Ordre Chronologique - Exposition Aux Divers Salons - Exposition Universelle De 1855.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait of Vernet is signed as engraved by Masson, printed by Drouart and published by Blanchard.

The colophon states the name of the printer : 'P. De J. Claye. 7 Rue Saint-Benoit [Paris].'

Summary Note

Lacking title-page; title, publisher and publication date derived from the tite-page of the copy held at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. See: https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb31368088f

Copy Note

This publication is the first (and seemingly only) fascicule of the second series of Histoire des artistes vivants français et étrangers. The first series, published in 1856 included 10 fascicules on: Ingres, Eugène Delacroix, Corot, Chenavard, Decamps, Barye, Diaz, Courbet, Préault and Rude:- Histoire des artistes vivants français et étrangers: études d'après nature. Première série. Illustrée de 10 portraits pris au daguerréotype et gravés sur acier / par Théophile Silvestre ; introduction et catalogues par M. L. de Virmond. Paris: E. Blanchard, 1856.

A later edition was published incorporating the first series and the Vernet fascicule, with a revised title page listing all eleven artists. A copy of which, held at the Getty Research Institute Library, has been digitised and is available online: https://archive.org/details/histoiredesartis00silv/page/n10/mode/1up

Binding Note

19th-century quarter red morocco, dark brown cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Horace Vernet.' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject

Subject

Painters - France - 19th century
Catalogue raisonné
Biography - Art criticism - France - 19th century

Contributors

Loudolphe de Virmond, contributor
Alphonse-Charles Masson, engraver
Edmond Blanchard, publisher/bookseller
Jules Claye, printer
Drouart, printer