xiv;144 pp., frontis; green cloth with inset color cover illustration; paper spine label; slipcase, and original shipping box; color reproductions throughout.
French migration to California from the Revolution of 1789 to increase from the draw of the 1849 Gold Rush, saw many artists among the thousands of Voyagers, and Argonauts over the period arrive and begin to paint as they saw, the early history of the state. Claudine Chalmers gathers the work here, including those that were heretofore, overlooked or undiscovered.
Title: Splendide Californie! Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900.
Edition: First Edition, one of 450 copies designed by the Yolla Bolly Press.
Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2001
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine condition in fine slipcase
Seller ID: 7728
Keywords: Western Americana California Western Art Art History France French