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Thorvaldsen: His Life and Works, Translated from the French By I. M. Luyster, Illustrated By Two Reproductions from Steel Engravings . . . And 35 of the Master's Compositions Drawn By F. Gaillard and Engraved on Wood By Carbonneau

Plon, Eugene

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1892
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Book. 8vo - over 7¾. xvi, 319 pp. First important work considering life and output of Bertel Thorwaldsen (also spelled Thorwaldsen and seen other ways as well). In his day Thorwaldsen was considered the greatest living sculptor, often compared favorably with Michelangelo. Today he is probably best known for the Lion of Lucerne, for which he drew up the plans but did not actually execute the carving of. Yet in some ways this was an atypical work of a sculptor whose style was in the neo-classical mode and who concentrated mostly on human figures, often presented as gods in the vein of ancient Rome or Greece. In time his formalism gave way to the rawer renderings of Rodin and the less representational approach of modernism. Thorwaldsen, though, had an outsized influence as the mentor of many other sculptors, whom he apprenticed and employed in his very active Roman workshop, where for most of his adult life he lived as an expatriate. This copy of Plon is tight and clean. A minor bump and ding on the otherwise rather bright brown cloth binding. Bookseller Inventory # 000921

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Title: Thorvaldsen: His Life and Works, Translated ...

Publisher: Roberts Brothers, Boston

Publication Date: 1892

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: F. Gaillard, Carbonneau

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: Third American Edition

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