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British Sporting Paintings. The Paul Mellon Collection in The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. NF 1st ED/HB/DJ, Egerton, Judy

Author Name    Egerton, Judy

Title   British Sporting Paintings. The Paul Mellon Collection in The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. NF 1st ED/HB/DJ

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Publisher   VA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 1985

ISBN Number    0917046242 / 9780917046247

Illustrator   Illustrated

Seller Id   37360

Brilliant copy in grey cloth boards with gilt titles and wheat sheaves on frt board. Tips and spine ends sharp. Unclipped dj in new mylar shows negligible color loss from storage. As published errata slip present, 87 pg text is crisp and unmarked save for two micro stray pen marks (less than 1/4") not affecting text or images, else as new. Landscape format coffee table book 11 1/4" long x 8 3/4" tall. 43 color plates followed by 120 monochrome plates. A stunning book to commemorate the installation of the Paul Mellon collection of British Sporting Paintings, ca. 1700-1850, in the new west wing of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which opened December 1985. The book presents introductions and entries for 58 paintings representing scenes of fox-hunting, horse racing, shooting, angling as well as portraits of the distinguished sportsmen and champion animals of the day, and offers an appreciative view of country life in sporting centers such as Newmarket, Doncaster and Melton Mowbray. Thirty artists, among them, John Wootton, James Seymour, George Stubbs, George Morland, James Ward, Ben Marshall, R.B. Davis, Henry Alken and Francis Grant evoke the gentility and ceremony of hunts and races set within the scenic British countryside. Many of these paintings were associated with the Royal Academy; some were the favorite sporting artists of Kings George III, George IV, William IV, and Queen Victoria. The lives and work of these British sporting artists represented in this collection are recounted with attentive detail by author, Judy Egerton, who holds the position of Assistant Keeper of the British Collection at the Tate Gallery, London. Our books are cleaned and dust jackets placed in new mylar whenever possible. Offered from a five star, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority.

Price = 75.00 USD


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