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1992 Impressionist Cats, Art, Susan Herbert, RARE First Edition, First Printing, DJ, Humor, Feline Art, Paintings, Pages Mint, Out-of-Print
To all cat lovers you will LOVE these brilliant Impressionist Cat paintings!!
COLLECTOR’S 1992 vintage out-of-print stated First North American Edition, first printing hardcover book with original dust jacket - Impressionist Cats by Susan Herbert.
Publisher: Bulfinch Press, Little Brown and Company, New York, NY. Copyright: 1992 by Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, Stated First North American Edition, September 1992, first printing. ISBN 0821219588. Not ex-library. Pages MINT!
Cats playing a quiet game of cards, cats at the ballet, cats having a leisurely lunch on the grass, cats dancing in the boisterous French style or boating on the river. Here are the quintessential Impressionist cats - painted with vivid, joyous colors in their favorite haunts, at their ease in various ordinary activities.
With their pensive, brooding expressions, cats lend themselves to incorporation in the great works of impressionist masters, whether strolling among Monet's wild poppies, sitting in Mary Cassatt's loge at the opera, or even enjoying a Sunday dance at Renoir’s Bougival. They can be charming or steeped in mute despair, vulgar or lovingly maternal, bourgeois or intellectual – but they are always Impressionist cats, caught as if by the camera, spontaneous and unprepared.
There are 32 magnificent full-page color illustrations of famous impressionist paintings rendered with cats in mint condition. Each art print has a facing page with master artist name and title of original painting. Each of these high quality glossy plates could be taken out and framed if so desired. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Original artists and some of the paintings included are: Woman in a Garden by Monet, The Lovers by Renoir, The Card Players by Paul Cezanne, Absinthe by Degas, Self-Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, At the Bar by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, and also works by Morisot, Pissaro, Gauguin, Cassatt and Manet.
Susan Herbert has a unique ability to paint cats in unusual and unexpected guises. Here she presents them brilliantly in the much loved context of Impressionism, a wondrously beguiling sight. Herbert studied at the Ruskin School of Art. Having worked and painted for the English national opera and the Theatre Royal, she specializes in limited edition prints of theatrical animals.
Folio hardcover, priceclipped dustjacket, vibrant red cloth & gilt spine titles, 64pp, 15" high by 10" wide. Pages MINT, quality glossy cardstock, unread/bright & clean. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean. Cover fine/bright/clean/very minimal shelfwear if any. DJ excellent overall/bright/clean/light shelfwear includes back light scuffing-light top chipping-small tear.
Do not pass up this extraordinary cat art book; it will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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