The Life and Letters of Washington Allston. With Reproductions from Allston's Pictures. Allston, Flagg Jared B.
A COMPLETE PICTURE OF WASHINGTON ALLSTON AND THE TIMES IN WHICH HE LIVED

The Life and Letters of Washington Allston. With Reproductions from Allston's Pictures.

New York: Charles Scrimber's Son, 1892. Item #598

8vo.  245 x 180 mm., [9 ½ inches x 7 inches].  xvii, 435 pp.  Illustrated with 18 plates.  Original publisher’s cloth, medallion on upper cover, and title and author gilt on spine.  Binding a bit soiled and lightly faded, but sound and attractive.  Bookplate of Sturgis Library on front pastedown and library stamp in margins of the title-page and plates.


First edition.  Standard work on the life and paintings of Washington Allston, one of America’s first important artists to study on the Continent and apply the taste and techniques to the American landscape and portraiture. “He accompanied [John] Vanderlyn to France, reveling there in the art treasures Napoleon had accumulated from all Europe, and developed the richness of color that came to characterize many of his paintings.”


Jared Bradley Flagg was the nephew of Allston who studied under the master along with his brother George W.  He was a noted portrait painter and was elected into the National Academy of Design in New York in 1849. 


Fielding, Dictionary of American Painters, pp. 7, 122.  (598)


 





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Price: $45.00

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