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NATIONAL GALLERY The national Gallery of pictures by the Great Masters, presented by individuals or purchased by grant pf parliament

NATIONAL GALLERY

The national Gallery of pictures by the Great Masters, presented by individuals or purchased by grant pf parliament

Jones & co, London S.d. [1840], 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (21x27,5cm), relié.


First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece representing the museum, an engraved title and 114 engravings on acier.Très beautiful English Romantic binding of the publisher. Full shagreen burgundy, backs who consistently turned maroon. spine ornate romantic irons. Large decorative plate embossed on covers, with chinoiserie (temple junk crane) and framing Seed; the bottom of the plate suggesting a tissue. Plate signed Westley, London. Gilt edges. Minor rubbings on spine, edges. Beautiful copy, which is much more fresh, with very few scattered spots on the back boards from fort.L'ouvrage paper was published on the occasion of the completion of the museum in 1838 the National Gallery was founded in 1824 and was then only 36 paintings purchased a banker, collections croissèrent regular donations and government purchases. London was in fact the only major European capital that does not have a great national museum, and many major donors changed this fate during the nineteenth, including Vernon and Robert Turner. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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