Item #31965 Exhibition of the Works of Vassili Verestchagin; Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue. Plus: First and Second Appendixes. Art Institute of Chicago.

Exhibition of the Works of Vassili Verestchagin; Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue. Plus: First and Second Appendixes

Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago (copyright American Art Association), 1889. Verestchagin. First edition. Soft cover. 3 items: 80p with many ills., 14p, 35p. Second Appendix covers are soiled and sunned; owner's small ink stamp on two covers; small pin- or staple holes in most margins and sometimes in the text. Good. Item #31965

The exhibition featured over 100 of Verestchagin's large landscapes, military and biblical scenes, portraits, and the like; about 20 photographs of his earlier works "chiefly relating to Central Asia" (described but not illustrated); and an unillustrated checklist of about 70 objects and decorative arts collected by the artist on his travels. Some of the paintings are reproduced in line engravings, and many have long descriptions. Together with two appendixes written by the artist: (1) "Progress in Art" and (2) "Realism." Verestchagin (1842-1904). "panter, soldier, traveler," was especially known for his firsthand graphic depictions of war, which were sometimes considered too unsettling to exhibit or reproduce (e.g., the Russo-Turkish War). Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

Price: $95.00

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