Georges Seurat 1859-1891
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N. Abrams
Date Published: 1991
Book Id: 27291
450pp. Oblong quarto [25.5 cm] Illustrated wraps. Very good. The edges of the covers are gently rubbed and creased. One half of the spine is yellowed. The yellowing runs from the top to the bottom of the spine. The spine also has numerous light creases. There is a tiny chip in the paper at the foot of the spine. The bottom edge of the text block is lightly soiled. May require extra postage due to weight.
From the foreword- "In this exhibition such masterpieces as Parade de cirque, Cirque, and Jeune femme se poudrant and an extraordinary group of seascapes testify to Seurat's pictorial ambitions. His splendid drawings in conte crayon place him, with Ingres, among the greatest draughtsmen of the nineteenth century. These sheets and the beautiful series of small paintings on wood- his croquetons (little sketches)- give a more intimate view of Seurat. A large number of works are exhibited together for the first time, thanks to the generosity of private collectors, both American and European."