Views of Towns in Spain by Nicolás Chapuy
Chapuy’s vision, which we present here, of a monumental and romantic Spain, ornamented with beautiful costumbrist scenes, is one of the greatest and true delights for one’s sight within artistic production throughout the 19th century.
– It is a work of considerable dimensions, 570 x 410 mm, which further enhances the spectacular nature of its images.
– A limited edition of only 898 copies with notarial certification.
– Fine handmade leather binding.
– Conservation slipcase for the lithographs
– Accompanied by the corresponding complementary volume of studies.
A STUNNING COLLECTION OF 72 BEAUTIFUL LITHOGRAPHS OF MANY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT “CITIES OF THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN” REPRODUCED UNADORNED by Nicolás CHAPUY
Originally engraved in the Lemercier workshops and published by Antoine BULLA in 1844 in PARIS.
IT HAS LONG SINCE BEEN THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER, COVETED AND RARE COLLECTION OF VIEWS OF SPAIN.
This is an exceptional document, a privileged testimony to the urban, social and architectural reality of the first half of the 19th century. Chapuy knew how to capture the beauty of Romantic Spain like no one else has since.
This is the first complete facsimile edition of this important work, an authentic jewel in bibliophile collections and indeed, in collections of any kind.
Nicolas CHAPUY (Paris 1790 – 1858) was an excellent draughtsman, lithographer and engraver. He was also an admirable landscape painter and a successful architect who would end up acquiring worldwide fame with this incredible lithographic series.
These views of Spain reveal his powerful and admirable romantic subjectivity, his extraordinary artistic ability, all of which made his entire works a true precedent for photography, which was then already in its early beginnings.
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