French Impressionists: A Selection of Drawings of the French 19th Century

French Impressionists: A Selection of Drawings of the French 19th Century

French Impressionists: A Selection of Drawings of the French 19th Century

French Impressionists: A Selection of Drawings of the French 19th Century

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French Impressionists is one of a series of books which form a treasury chosen from the vast store of the world's great drawings of all schools and periods, from the cave drawings of 30,000 B.C. to the present. An informative text by an eminent scholar in his specific field accompanies each volume.

These books are created for those already cognizant, and for lovers of art whose interest is increasing, with a rising appreciation of the values of drawing. Drawings are revelations of the freshest stage of artistic creation and spontaneous expressions of the artist's call to create.

Paintings are easily accessible to anyone within reach of the galleries and museums where they hang. Drawings, because they are fragile and subject to fading, are normally protected in portfolios and solander cases in special study or storage rooms, available mostly to scholars, advanced students, and collectors. For those who cannot take the extra time to obtain entry to drawing-cabinets, the next best thing is excellent reproductions.

These drawings were selected from hundreds of thousands of examples in drawing-cabinets of print rooms and major private collections all over the world. To serve historical as well as educational ends, our choice was guided by the intrinsic value and content of each individual drawing reproduced in this volume.

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