The Art of Herbert Schmalz
The Art of Herbert Schmalz
The Art of Herbert Schmalz


The Art of Herbert Schmalz


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English painter, Herbert Gustave Schmaltz (1856-1935), was academy trained and his work is often associated with the Pre-Raphaelites mostly because of his historical topics and interest in orientalism. After W.W.I, he changed his name to Carmichael in order to avoid association with Germany. While his work has an excessive sentimental quality to it, there is no evidence that the term "schmaltzy" is derived from opinions on his work. A beautifully prepared fine press book worthy of a collector of famous 19th century painters. One of this British artist's works (Christianes ad Leones, pictured in this volume) sold at auction in 2000 for $67,000 USD.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: George Allen & Co.
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Date Published: 1911
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: Yes
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xviii, 200 p. 36 cm hardcover folio bound in Japanese vellum (i.e. non-animal based materials). Features 64 plates, both b&w and full colour printed on a bright supercalendered paper. Text by Blakemore with additional monographs by various authors on particular images printed on a handmade paper. Limited edition of 150 copies with signature of Herbert Schmaltz. Text and image pages bright white and unmarked with yellowing and some brittleness along edges - a typical sign of age on handmade papers with rough hewn edges during the period. Images all protected with tissue. Binding soiled and scuffed with a curve to the boards. While it shows wear from age on the exterior, overall it is a beautiful book made in the tradition of the Revival of Printing.

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