Catalogue de Trente-Trois Tableaux et Etudes par Gustave Courbet

Paris, France: Pillet et Dumoulin, 1881. First - Estate Catalog. Quarto; Good/no-DJ paperback; Tan spine, no text; Glassine-wrapped covers age-toned, glassine generally clean, front and back covers of catalog peppered with foxing, rubbing at corners of front cover and chipping at both ends of spine, glassine wrapper cracking along all edges of front cover, open tear along top edge of glassine wrapper adjacent to spine, closed tears in glassine along spine all appearing along front cover edge, cracking and chipping in glassine along spine, rubbing at corners of back cover glassine wrapper, cracks in glassine along all edges, open tear along tail edge of glassine adjacent to spine, securing folds in glassine visible along both sides of spine; Textblock darkened with age, moderate to heavy foxing prevalent throughout text, first signature separating, pages partially detached, cracked spine, several pages cut a fraction of an inch shorter along the tail edge than the rest of the textblock, possible fingerprint on page 16, indented crease at tail edge of page persists throughout entire textblock, crease and tear along fore edge on page 21/22. all edges stained, covers and textblock misaligned, name of previous owner inscribed on front free-end paper; pp 28.

Estate Catalog includes descriptions but no illustrations of 33 paintings and studies from Courbet's estate. All successful bidders were required to pay cash and a 5% fee on top of their winning bid. Courbet led the Realist movement in 19th Century France.


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