C. 1890s Group of Gravure Architectural Studies of the Ornamental Columns & Building Details of St. Mark's Basilica Venice
(Art - Italy - Venice - Architecture)

Italy: No Photographer Noted, 1895. F A series of loose plates, with tipped-on photographs on paper in black and white; about 1/2 of the plates with 2 images; sizes vary, with the largest approx. 10" x 13" and ranging to 3" x 6" (for those having 2 plates per page); especially well-taken, with gravure quality and fine detail; views of the upper cupolas; ornate frieze-work; many of the column-tops and detailed ornamentation; no photographer or studio indicated; some with numbers on the plates which correspond to numbers found in the impress margins and with an additional sequence of numbers found at the edge of the stiff-paper matte-surround; the mounts make these 12 1/4" x 15 1/2" approx.; small rubber stamp of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts on the backs of the mounts, which is the only marking; occasional spotting on the mounts, some with some darkening towards the margins and edge-chipping, wear, a little rippling too; imagery generally very good and clean; a good collection, and a detailed reference for this Venetian architectural masterpiece. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 22206)


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