Carpaccio: The Major Pictorial Cycles, Stefania Mason, translated by Andrew Ellis, Skira Editore, Milano, 2000, Fine, HC, 4to, Renaissance

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Mason, Stefania. Translated by Andrew Ellis. Milano. Skira Editore S.p.A. 2000.
English, 1st Edition, Fine, HC, 4to L 11 1/2" X W 9 1/2", 222 pp.

    Fine quarto, tan cloth over board, black titling to spine. Binding tight, sharp tips, and no markings throughout. Minor soiling to front free endpaper, otherwise pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white and full-color plates, many full page. 222 pp., including illustrations and bibliography. Fine, pictorial dust jacket featuring a full-color detail of Carpaccio’s “Return of the Ambassadors”, white titling to cover, white titling to spine, back cover includes illustration of “Return of the Ambassadors.” Interior flaps include white lettering protected in paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Text in English, translated by Andrew Ellis. Magnificently illustrated with full-page color plates.

    An astounding view of Renaissance artist Vittore Carpaccio's canvases and narrative details by the native Venetian art scholar Stefania Mason. This first edition book contains many full-page, high-quality details of the artist's works.

    From the dust jacket: “Stefania Mason takes the reader through a critical appraisal of the painter Vittore Carpaccio, focusing primarily on the four superb cycles of paintings he executed under commission from the city's confraternities between 1490 and 1520.”