Charles Gleyre, 1806-1874 by William Hauptman
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Charles Gleyre, 1806-1874
By William Hauptman

Charles Gleyre, 1806-1874

Life and Works and Catalogue Raisonne

By (author) See other recent books by William Hauptman
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $388.00
Your Price: $349.20 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $38.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $17.46 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Charles Gleyre, 1806-1874 by William Hauptman

Book Awards

  • Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997.

Book Description

Known chiefly for his role as a teacher of the leading Impressionists, Charles Gleyre (1806-1874) won great acclaim for his own paintings at home in Switzerland and abroad, eventually gaining recognition as the most eminent Swiss painter between Fuseli and Hodler. Gleyre can now be seen as a highly original artist working in a late romantic-classical vein. In these two volumes, William Hauptman presents the first detailed account of the artist's life and work since Clement's study in 1878, and the first catalogue raisonne of his paintings, drawings, and water colors. One of his aims is to explore the importance of Gleyre's art and influence in nineteenth-century France and Switzerland. Drawing on recently discovered documents, letters, and sketchbooks, Hauptman provides new information on Gleyre's extensive voyage to the Middle East, his unorthodox attitudes toward his own paintings and their exhibition, the originality of his major works for French and Swiss patrons, and his unconventional teaching career that spanned twenty-five years. The author pays particular attention to never- before-published material, including journals and diaries of friends and colleagues with whom Gleyre worked and traveled, and sketches Gleyre made for his American patron, John Lowell, Jr. Together these volumes examine and illustrate more than fifteen hundred works, ranging chronologically from Gleyre's youthful portraits and figure studies of 1825 to his last painting, said to have been retouched on the day of his death. The result is a rare, significant overview of a little-known artist whose work merits greater attention.

Buy Charles Gleyre, 1806-1874 book by William Hauptman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780691044484
ISBN-10: 0691044481
Format: Hardback
(203mm x 254mm x 83mm)
Pages: 928
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author William Hauptman

Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733-1794) by William Hauptman Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733-1794), Hardback (March 2014)

Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733-1794) recorded, in watercolour and pen and ink, great historical events as well as everyday English life in the 18th century. This new book, published to accompany an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum, Bern, opens a window onto 18th-century England.

» View all books by William Hauptman

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Charles Gleyre, 1806-1874 book by William Hauptman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by William Hauptman close
Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733-1794) by William Hauptman
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close