Adam Weinberger Rare Books

1867: SEELEY LITTLE KIDS

350 USD
Stephens, Frederic G.  English Children as Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. An Essay on some of the Characteristics of Reynolds as a Painter, with Especial Reference to his Portraiture of Children.  London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1867.  4to. 28 x 21 cm.   72 pp.  WITH 15 ORIGINAL ALBUMIN PHOTOGRAPHS by A. and E. Seeley of paintings by Reynolds.  Attractive neo-gothic binding of green morocco and gilt stamping, spine relaid, gilt dentelles, some corner bumping.  Armorial ex-libris of John P. Kidson to front paste-down; internally some light foxing, heavier to blanks. This book is among the first  art books to make use of photography for the reproduction of paintings. While devoted to a study  of the influential eighteenth-century English painter, the photographs of children capture a relatable innocence, especially to a modern eye unaccustomed to the everyday contemplation of paintings.  #albumins #childrensphotos #joshuareynolds #arthistory  #AWBOOKSIGCAT2 Terms: Subject to prior sale. Will comment "Sold" if sold.  Please contact webuyrarebooks@gmail.com to reserve and for payment. 30 Day return for any reason.  $350