The Miniature in Europe Vols. I-IV In the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
SCHIDLOF, Léo R.
Leo R. Schidlof (1886 - 1966) was an Austrian art dealer and collector who operated art auction houses in Vienna and Paris. His special interest was miniature painting and he became a leading expert in the field, producing this four-volume lexicon of European miniature painters from the 16th to the 19th centuries. His introduction explains the uses and styles of miniature portraits, ending with an account of the artists' hopeless struggle against the new medium of photography.
- Publisher: Akademische Druck
- Edition: 1,000 copies of which this is copy no. 787.
- Date Published: 1964
- Place Published: Graz, Austria
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Near fine
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: Yes
- Jacket Condition: Near fine
4 vols.: ix, 518; v, 519-1069 p. + 2 vols. of plates. 28 cm. 641 plates, mainly b&w with some colour, in 2 volumes. Brown cloth hardcovers in mylar-covered dustjackets. Some faint soiling to white jackets.