A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent dutch, flemish, and french painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collecions. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars & imitators of the great masters of the above schools.
London: 1908. Limited edition (1250 copies) of Smith's seminal work by Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complete) in burgundy buckram with paper labels to spine. Ex library copy with the usual stamps and marks. Fading to the spines of each volume and some marking / nicking to the spine edges (particularly vol. 9). still useful reference guide for the history of the origins and developments of European painting and painters. It provides an extensive listing of the more celebrated Dutch, Flemish and French painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Attractive black and white plates with tissue protection. A heavy set (12kg packed) additional shipping will be required at cost, outside of Europe.