Paris: Galerie Schmidt, 1973 (Vols. I-III); 1984 (First Supplement vol.). Limited First edition. Hardcover. 1/1200. Folio (13 x 10"). LXVIII, pp (Text), 424pp (Plates), pp (Vol. 1); , 456pp (Plates), pp (Vol. 2); , 393, pp (Plates), CXLIX, pp (Vol. 3); XIV, pp (Text), 207, pp (Premier Supplément). Original blue cloth, with black lettering to spines and front covers. Top edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. Title pages in blue and black lettering.
A monumental catalogue raisonné of the work of French landscape painter Eugène Boudin* splendidly illustrated throughout with 3854 b/w photographic reproductions of the artist's paintings.
The first three volumes were published in 1973 in a limited edition of 1,200, of which ours is No. 977.
The first Supplement volume published in 1984 (eleven years after the first three), was also produced in a limited edition of 1,200, of which this is No. 286.
A final supplement volume was published in 1993, which is lacking in this collection.
Text in French. Bindings and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #42343
* Eugène Louis Boudin (1824-1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. He was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores. Boudin's pastels, summary and economic, garnered the splendid eulogy of Baudelaire; and Corot called him the "king of the skies."