[Item #6224] The Great Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Courtauld Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings. Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Amedeo Modigliani, Edvard Munch, Pablo PIcasso, Auguste Rodin, Vincent Van Gogh, Barry Cohen, Jeanne Courtauld, Dennis Farr, John House, Peter Lasko.
The Great Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Courtauld Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings
The Great Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Courtauld Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings

The Great Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Courtauld Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings

ISBN: 0642874654
Canberra, Australia: Australian National Gallery/ Courtauld Institute Galleries, 1984. First Edition. Softcover. "The Courtauld Collection of French paintings and drawings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is acknowledged as one of the truly great collections of the art of that fertile period. A unique combination of circumstances has enabled the Australian National Gallery to join with the Courtald Institute of the University of London to bring the collection to Australia. The result is a rare chance for the people of Australia to enjoy outstanding works by the masters of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. The Great Impressionists exhibition will be a significant experience for all its viewers...on behalf of the australian government I am delighted to welcome the Courtauld Collection to Australia." (from Foreword by Barry Cohen, Australian Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, pg. 4) A "catalogue" (as it is spelled way-across the pond) of Impressionist & Post-Impressionist artworks from the venerable Courtald Institute Galleries in London, exhibited in Australia at its National Gallery during 1984. With a foreword (quoted above) by Australia's then-Minister for Home Affairs and Environment Barry Cohen (1935-2017); a Preface by Jeanne Courtland (1910-2003), a noted artist who was the niece of Institute founder Samuel Courtald & a Director of the Institute, & Peter Lasko (1924-2003), the noted British art historian & academician; & essays by Dennis Farr (1929-2006), the acclaimed British art historian & curator, & John House (1945-2012), another British authority who was widely considered the "doyen" of historians of Impressionism. With plentiful reproductions of superb paintings & drawings, many in color, by the great Impressionist & Post-Impressionist Masters including Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul gauguin, Edouard Monet, Amedeo Modigliani, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Vincent Van Gogh & others. Large-format softcover original, presumed first edition, first (likely only) printing, though neither explicated as such at copyright page. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum, world travelers (who undoubtedly attended this exhibit &/or visited the Institute where they obtained this), connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art (including French & American Impressionist & Post-Impressionist works) & books- the dearly beloved parents of this grieving writer. A rare, significant, most informative & delightful catalog with distinguished provenance. In relatively very fine condition with only a touch of rubbing, faint scratching to sumptuously illustrated front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; several very small/tiny areas of rubbing/spotting at side edge of text block. Interior very fine with only very light browning mostly to blank margins/edges of inner covers & page leaves; tiny bumps at mostly lower corners of a few leaves. Very Fine. [Item #6224]

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