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French engravings of the eighteenth century : in the collection of Joseph Widener, Lynnewood Hall.

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French engravings of the 18th century

London : Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1923.
Physical Description:
4 v. (641 p.) : ill. ; 41 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 113
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress.
Plates are arranged alphabetically by artist. The final volume has a large section illustrating costume.
"One hundred and twenty copies have been printed for private circulation only."--Vol. 1, leaf opposite t.p.
The original collection was given to National Gallery of Art in 1942.
"Bibliography and list of references in the notes," v.4, p. 625-628.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 53 of 120. Bound in gilt-tooled red morocco with blue watered-silk endpapers, by Riviere & Son.
Reproductions of engravings from a collection originally formed by Albert Christophle; with additions. See foreword by Edward Clayton, the compiler.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections -- Catalogs.
Chiswick Press -- Publisher.
Christophle, Albert, 1830-1904 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Costume -- France -- Pictorial works.
Engraving -- 18th century -- Catalogs.
Engraving -- Pennsylvania -- Elkins Park -- Catalogs.
Engraving, French -- 18th century -- Catalogs.
Widener, Joseph E. (Joseph Early), 1872-1943 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Photomechanical prints -- 1923.
Clayton, Edward.
Christophle, Albert, 1830-1904.
Chiswick Press.

  • v. 1. Baudouin-Desrais
  • v. 2. Drouais-Krantzinger
  • v. 3. Lancret-Vincent
  • v. 4. Le monument du costume.

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