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Ruští umělci. Výbor obrazů z první souborné výstavy ruských umělců v Praze [Russian artists. A selection of images from the first group exhibit of Russian painters in Prague]. Organized by the Association of Artists in Prague.

Prague: Bedřich Kočí, [ca 1900]. Quarto (28 × 20 cm). Original drawn pictorial wrappers with publisher's device to rear wrapper; XVI pp., 38 leaves of plates on heavy paper stock. Signed and inscribed by Anna Kuberová-Muchová, sister of Alfons Mucha. Good or better; wrappers lightly discolored; binding somewhat shaken.

Issued by the Association of Artists in Prague (founded 1849), one of the oldest Czech artists' organizations, this lavishly printed catalog was one of the earliest attempts to introduce Czech viewers to Russian artists such as Makovsky, Nesterov, Repin, Shishkin, and many others. With a preface by Jaroslav Kamper. Signed and inscribed in 1926 by Anna Kuberová-Muchová, the sister of Alfons Mucha, the famous Czech Jugendstil painter and graphic artist. KVK, OCLC show only four copies outside the Czech Republic.

Book ID: P003771

Price: $125.00