ONE OF ONLY 80 COPIES PRINTED ON FINE DUTCH LAID PAPER (an addition 26 copies were printed on other papers).
4to. Beautifully bound in late 19th-century quarter morocco and marbled board, with a gilt super-libros on the front cover. Original wraps bound in. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original wraps bound in. Light wear to spine, else FINE AND BRIGHT. Vicaire VII, 986.
Paper Size: 24,0 x 16,0 cm / 9.4 x 6.3 in; Auguste Aubry, Paris, 1874.
A STUNNING COPY of one of the founding texts of art criticism, Velazquez' comments on 41 paintings (by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, etc.) sent by Philip IV of Spain to the Escorial.
Only one copy of the original edition of 1658 survives. This second edition was published in 1874, with both the original Spanish text and a French translation.
Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, better known as Maria Fortuny or Mariano Fortuny, was a widely recognized Spanish artist associated with the Romanticism movement. Read More