Foreign Etchings A Series of Twenty Original Etchings By Celebrated Artists of France, Germany, etc... Descriptive Text by Koehler and others.
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1887. Folio, unpaginated, with 19 plates, lacking Heads of Peasants but with an additional original etching signed in pencil by J. S. King loosely inserted. Vellum-coloured boards with gilt lettering, boards moderately soiled, crown and foot of backstrip and corners worn, library number on backstrip, bookplate. Etchings in generally very good condition with some toning and wrinkling to the japan paper. Number 21 of 40 copies on Japan paper from a total edition of 350 copies. Fine etchings by William Unger, William Leibl, Paul Rajon and others after paintings by Rembrandt, Titian, Muncacsy and others. The inserted etching is by James King, the American painter and etcher (1852-1925). King was a pupil of the Art Students League, New York, and the National Academy of Design. He completed his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, under Gerome and Bonnat. During his career, he exhibited both his etchings and paintings at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Boston Art Club, Parrish Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery, and with the Society of Independent Artists and was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America and the New York Etching Club.
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