Paul Delaroche : A Study in Nineteenth-Century French History Painting
New York: Garland Publishing, 1977.
Illustrated by Paul Delaroche. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #15519
Library stamps/marks/labels, glue residue on rear endpaper from pocket and slip, rear hinge creaks, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; 172 illustrations. "By tracing his career within the context of some of the central artistic issues of the day, I hope to show that he actually played a full, active and largely positive role in the history of nineteenth-century art. Delaroche could play such a part primarily because he was exceptionally in tune with the spirit of his times. He was not a daring innovator like Delacroix or a gifted reactionary like Ingres. He was instead an artist who chose to celebrate in his work aims, values and attitudes which were widely held. He was the product of a certain age, and he deliberately took on its outlines as his very own. And if he can be fairly criticized on this account, it cannot be denied that he made this the basis of an extraordinarly important career." - Introduction. ; Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts; Ex-Library; Paintings; xv, 410 pages.