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Whistler and Montesquiou :; the butterfly and the bat

Munhall, Edgar; Whistler, James McNeill

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ISBN 10: 2080135783 / ISBN 13: 9782080135780
Published by Frick Collection, New York, 1995
Condition: Mint
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Black quarto; 175 p, illus (some color) ; 29 cm. Uncommon // Art; French. Mint; sealed in original shrinkwrap. Bookseller Inventory # 79887

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Title: Whistler and Montesquiou :; the butterfly ...

Publisher: Frick Collection, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Mint

Book Condition:Mint

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The artist James Abbot McNeill Whistler's portrait of the poet and dandy Robert de Montesquiou held a nine year friendship, from their initial meeting in 1885 to the first public exhibition of Whistler's portrait of Montesquiou in 1894. This portrait, Arrangement in Black and Gold: Comte Robert de Montesquiou is a masterpiece of Whistler's unique symbolist-inspired style. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished archival material and correspondence (accompanied by a dazzling array of paintings, drawings, and engravings) Edgar Munhall uses this remarkable work as a starting point for exploring the development of Whistler's art, and in the process paints a delightful and fascinating portrait of the extraordinarily creative and sometimes bizarre avant-garde world of fin-de-siecle Paris and London. -- Midwest Book Review

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