Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Early German, Dutch & Flemish Schools. With an Introduction by Wilhelm R. Valentiner, and biographical and descriptive notes by C. Hofstede de Groot and Wilhelm R. Valentiner
by (WIDENER, Peter Arrell Browne)
Frontis. port. of Widener & 57 plates. 147 unnumbered pages. Large & thick folio, orig. red morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides, doublures gilt, green silk panel, green silk endpapers by Rivière (joints a little cracked), spine richly gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Philadelphia: Privately Printed [at the De Vinne Press], 1913. [with]: (-). ...British & Modern French Schools, With Introduction, descriptive and other Notes by W. Roberts. 52 plates. 135 unnumbered pages. Large & thick folio, binding as above. Philadelphia: Privately Printed [at the De Vinne Press], 1915. [with]: (-). ...Early Italian & Spanish Schools, with Biographical and Descriptive Notes on the Italian Painters, by B. Berenson, and on the Spanish Painters, by W. Roberts. 29 plates. 85 unnumbered pages. Large & thick folio, binding as above. Philadelphia: Privately Printed [at the De Vinne Press], 1916. Limited to 200 copies, the privately issued and magnificently printed series of catalogues, sumptuously bound, of an exceptional American art collection. Most of the pictures featured within were bequeathed to the National Gallery of Art in Washington. 138 paintings are reproduced and printed on fine thick paper. They are accompanied by thorough descriptions with artist biographies and provenance information, all written by the most important art historians of the day. Very good copies, the watered silk endpaper in Vol. III has come slightly loose. Occasional provenance notes of the previous owner in pencil. Slip-cases for the first two volumes.
(Inventory #: 6061)
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