The First Hundred Years of Painting in California, 1775-1875
Van Nostrand, Jeanne
Price: 45.00 USD
San Francisco: John Howell-Books, 1980. Blue cloth. Light blue dj. xxii, 135 pp. 8 bw, 35 color plates. Limited to 2500 copies. Foreword by Alfred Frankenstein. Sub-Sections, with plates, as follows: Apocryphal Beginnings, 1775 (1 bw); Painting in Hispanic California, 1775-1845 (15 plates); Painting in Eldorado, 1849-1859 (10 plates); California's Own Art World, 1860-1875 (16 plates). There are 43 artists represented, and each one is provided with a biography and list of references. Index. Wonderful large plates in striking color. VG/Good (Some soiling and wear to dj., inc. a few tears around edges).