Artistic and Monumental Spain: Spain Travel by painter Genaro Perez Villa-Amil (also written as Jenaro Perez de Villamil). This work is a title of paramount importance for any lover of art, architecture and history of Spain.
Facsimile edition of the most luxurious and substantive work of Spanish Romanticism in limited and numbered print run of 997 copies notarized.
French lithographers reproduced the prodigious attention to detail of the 144 recorded Perez de Villamil resulting in a work of paramount importance not only for bibliophiles but for any lover of art, architecture or history.
The value of the work in addition to the extraordinary beauty of the engravings of the most representative monuments we know today, in which the painter reflects historic buildings that no longer exist as a result of the unfortunate seizure of Mendizabal, 1836 or large urban reforms resides which they were undertaken in the nineteenth century.
Deluxe Edition in 3 volumes impressive.
Characteristics of the work:
Limited numbered facsimile edition notarized.
The landscapes of the nineteenth century Spain
Origin: Paris 1840-1844
Size: 38.5 x 54.8 cm.
144 lithographs Jenaro painter Perez de Villamil
Binding: Dutch leather and fabric with gold prints.
The romantic painter Jenaro Perez de Villamil was a genius of different pictorial disciplines. So much so that at age 8 became professor of drawing at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. His life is worthy of an adventure novel: military surveyor, war hero, political exile in Paris, painter in Puerto Rico, Belgium and England and, finally, court painter of Queen Elizabeth II.
Admirer of the work of the Scottish painter David Roberts, uses his experience as a military surveyor to lead the Spanish Romantic movement in its landscape and monumental aspect, the maximum exponent of the same work “Artistic and Monumental Spain.”
In this singular work, lithographs representative monuments of Spain are collected. To create stone plates, made by the best French lithographers, drawings and engravings were used Villaamil Perez collected in his travels in Spain between 1830 and 1838, as well as other authors.
In addition, the shortage of original artwork complete the bound, have made “Spain Artistic and Monumental” an object of worship for Spanish and European bibliophiles. The clever booksellers of the time preferred in many cases, instead of selling a bound book, sell loose lithographs to get more money. Hence today is almost impossible to find a complete copy.
At the time, between 1840 and 1844, the work sold for deliveries from Paris. Some of the clients were the kings and intellectuals from the European courts, such as the very Queen of Spain and King Otto of Greece.
The publisher medieval codices made 3 versions of this work: the complete and deluxe facsimile (which is offered in this article); suite, a smaller and cheaper bound (already sold out); and the box, and less economic but loose also recorded for possible framing (also already sold out).
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