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KONDAKOV, Sergey Nikodimovich.

Юбилейный справочник Императорской Академии Художеств 1764-1914. Часть I историческая.

[Anniversary Book of the Imperial Academy of Arts 1764-1914. Part I, History].

Stock Code
91809
Tovarischestvo R.Golike i A.Vilborg. S.-Peterburg, 1914
£975

Luxurious and richly illustrated publication issued on the occasion of 150th jubilee of the Imperial Academy of Arts

The work opens with a historical overview describing the activity of the Academy from its founding in 1758 by Ivan Shuvalov and Catherine II's order giving it the current name until the time of the publication. The following chapters, accompanied by multiple photoengraving, describe the Academy's art and historical collections, the publishing initiatives, its schools and members.

This copy comes from the library of Vladimir Nikitich Vitov - economist and member of the Moscow Society of Bookplates. His library amounted to 3500 volumes, dedicated mostly to art and antiquities.

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Description

Folio (28 x 20.5 cm), part 1 only (out of 2). Title, III, [2], 352 pp., [2pp.] with 20 plates. Contemporary half morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt tooling in compartments, original upper wrapper bound in.

Bibliography

Sm.-Sok., № 4089.

Stock ID:91809

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