Very Good in Very Good jacket. 376 pp. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. A detailed history of estate portraiture in England and Ireland, from its origins to various iterations and evolutions in the Victorian era, studying individual artists in the context of the greater movement of country house and garden painting. This includes a look at John Wootton, Peter Tillemans, George Lambert, Canaletto, Gainsborough and others. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading. Moderate scuffs and scrapes to the rear jacket panel. Minor soiling and edgewear to the jacket. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Owner's signature on the half title.
VG. Forest green cloth, gilt letters on spine, green & color illus. dust jacket, 376 pp., many BW illus. "The tradition of country house and garden view painting, or 'estate portraiture, ' began in the sixteenth century and was based upon Continental precedents. In this comprehensive volume, John Harris presents the first extensive analysis of the subject since the work of the same title by John Steegman and Dorothy Stroud in 1949. He studies from these beginnings the growth of the tradition in Britain and Ireland up until the mid Victorian period, illustrating a remarkable variety of the paintings which he discusses. View painting, by virtue of its subject matter, embraces many other genres; and the author examines the various relationships with landscape and marine painting, human portraiture, sporting pictures and architectural drawing." (dj).
Near Fine Plus in Near Fine Plus jacket. Large 12" 4to. Cloth, hard cover in dust jacket. large, heavy book., front free endpaper fails to lie completely flat upon opening, just slightly over-bound, not indicative of any progressive issue. no other flaws or wear, clean, no writing or markings, strong binding and hinges. a very well preserved copy.; xiii-376pp., over 400 illustrations, including 26 color plates. history of british view painting covering 330 years, handsomely presented.
Good. Large hardcover in dust jacket. No marks or writing in book. Jacket has some edgewear and much wear to rear panel, with a few scratches and a couple tears. jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve.
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