Gericault: His Life and Works, Lorenz E. A. Eitner, Cornell University Press, 1983, HC, NF.

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Eitner, Lorenz E. A. Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1983.
English, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 11 3/4" x 9 1/4", 376 pp.
ISBN: 0801414687

Black cloth over board, stamped silver lettering to spine, light sunning to edges, otherwise, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Very Good pictorial dust jacket, featuring wrap around detail from artwork "The Raft of the Medusa," white lettering to front and spine, black lettering to interior flaps, minor wear to edges, some shelf wear to front and back, light yellowing to interior flaps, small soiling to interior tail, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. [5] 376 pp., replete with 45 color and 230 black-and-white illustrations, Foreword, Chapter I: The Charging Chasseur, Chapter II: The Wounded Cuirassier, Chapter III: The Race of the Riderless Horses, Chapter IV: The Raft of the Medusa, Chapter V: The Epsom Downs Derby, Chapter VI: Portraits of the Insane, Endnotes, Selected Bibliography, Chronology of Exhibitions, Index, and Acknowledgments. From inside dust jacket: "Eitner traces the development of Gericault's painting, taking a close look at the varied influences on his themes and style -- his artistic training, his assessments of other artists, his trips to Italy and England, his political involvements, and his resourceful responses to the changing role of patronage."