Wilson (William Harry), born 1939

The Art of Romeyn de Hooghe : an atlas of European late baroque culture

[Cambridge, MA], [Harvard University / the Author], 1974
(28 cm), xxvii, 424 leaves. Reproduction of typescript. Bound in red cloth. - Exhaustive account of the prolific etcher, painter, sculptor, engraver of coins, designer of all kinds of crafts, scholar and Doctor of Law, Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708). Wilson adds much detail to John Landwehr’s catalogues of De Hooghe’s book illustrations (1970) and separately-issued prints (1972); his chapter on the drawings (VIII) is the first and only catalogue of the master’s drawings. The author’s Ph.D. thesis, Department of Fine Arts, Harvard University, 1974 (supervised by Seymour Slive). The thesis was submitted with a series of 157 plates (mostly reproductions of prints); these are not found here. ¶ Presentation inscription on endpaper: For Lisa and Leonard [Baskin] – Your friendship and enthusiasm for my research are deeply appreciated. William H. Wilson. June [19]74. Fore-edge lightly stained.


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