Titre : Sofonisba Anguissola: The First Great Woman ...
Éditeur : Rizzoli, New York
Date d'édition : 1992
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : First Edition.
223 pp. Quarto. With 122 illustrations, forty in color. With errata slip.Inscribed by the author in a calligraphic hand on the title page. With typed letter signed by the author. Sofonisba Anguissola was a student of Michelangelo, court painter to Phillip II of Spain, and the last of the Renaissance Mannerist painters. When Anthony Van Dyck was twenty-five, he made a visit to the 92 year old artist and made sketches of her for his Italian Sketchbook which became the basis for his oil portraits of Anguissola . From the library of Charles Bell, writer and poet. His first novel, The Married Land, Houghton Mifflin, 1962, was praised by William Carlos Williams. In the author's letter, she refers to "the new section on Sofonisba" which was part of Bell's magnum opus, Symbolic History, an audio-visual multi-media slide show on cultural history, to which she is donating a slide of Sofonisba's "The Chess Game" - the painting illustrating the dust jacket of this book. Bell has made pen notatations below a few plates else Fine in VG+ dust jacket. Size: 4 1/2" x 6 1/8". N° de réf. du libraire 4455
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