Eugene von Guerard: A German Romantic in the Antipodes
This magnificent large format book is on the life and work of the Austrian artist Eugene Von Guerard.
He was born in Vienna in 1811 and his father was a painter of miniatures and became a court painter to Emperor Franz 1. This artistic family background enabled Eugene to travel and paint and while in Italy he came in contact with several of the Nazarene group. By 1852 he was established as a landscape painter and had attracted the patronage of the Dowager Queen Maria Isabella.
Eugene Von Guerard travelled to Australia in 1852 and spent time on the Ballarat goldfields. He later moved to Melbourne and was appointed Master of the School of Painting at the National Gallery of Victoria. This book includes a complete ilustrated biography with special focus on von Guerard's time in Australia. Von Guerard's own gold digger's journal is published in full.
It is an amazing production master printed on specially produced cartridge paper and then hand crafted in leather and linen. It is housed in a solander box with hand made end papers and is blind blocked with silver and is then packaged in a mailing carton.
The 50 colour plates are very high quality carefully coloured checked to the original paintings and then printed on art paper and are tipped into the book.
Edition: Limited edition number 500 copies
Authors: Candice Bruce, Edward Comstock and Frank McDonald
Publisher: Alister Taylor Publishers, New Zealand, 1982
Binding: Quarter calf leather with linen casing and gilt decorated binding.
Pages: 328 pages
Dimension: 43cm x 33cm
Includes: 50 colour plates and a catalogue raisonne of von Guerard's oil paintings
Condition: Mint in sealed air tight packaging.