3 June 2009
TOSCHI, Paolo (1788-1854). Fiore della Ducale Galleria Parmense intagliato nella Scuola di P. Toschi e A. Isac. Parma: Bodoni, 1826. 2° (460 x 320mm). 25 engraved plates on 24 leaves, one folding engraved plan and elevation of the Gallery. (Very occasional minor spotting.) Text recently backed in cloth, plates in unbound sheets, together in modern green cloth portfolio. A record of statuary and paintings by Italian Masters in the Ducal Gallery in Parma. Brooks, Compendiosa bibliografia di edizioni bodoniane 1284.
AZEGLIO, Roberto Tapparelli (1790-1862). La Reale Galleria di Torino illustrata da Roberto d'Azeglio. Turin: Tipografia Chirio e Mina, 1836-. 4 volumes, 2° (524 x 348mm). 127 numbered engraved plates (of 164). (Lacking 37 plates, very occasional spotting.) Unbound sheets in 3 modern green cloth boxes. Dedicated to Carlo Alberto and with outline engravings depicting the Renaissance masterpieces in the royal collection. (4)
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
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