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Provenance: Philippe Burty, San Giorgi of Lungotevere, Rome, Frances Holt (see typed, signed and dated [New York, December, 1977] sheet from Frances Holt) accompanying the book, John Howell Books, San Francisco;
Remarks: Correspondence from Frances Holt, a previous owner, which accompanies the book states that it belonged to its editor, Philippe Burty, and that the tipped-in correspondence is all addressed to him. If this is so, then one might presume that the tipped-in manuscripts and art also belonged to Burty. The copy may have been assembled by or for him as a memento of the project. It is also possible, however, that the letters, manuscripts and art were added to a copy of the book by another person, who had access to Burty’s papers. The ”Description of the Volume” accompanying the correspondence indicates that there are autograph letters from Corot and Daubigny (among others); the Corot looks plausible as an autograph; it should be authenticated. (This paragraph of remarks by Davida Rubin.)
Note that all measurements given in subsequent entries for the etchings are for the image only, unless otherwise indicated. Plate marks are frequently indistinct or appear to be preset.
Museum purchase, William H. Noble Bequest Fund
42 etchings, interleaved proofs for two etchings, two drawing studies, by 42 artists on primarily romantic or sentimental themes, matched to 42 sonnets by 42 French poets