Title Splendide Californie! Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Fine condition in fine slipcase
Edition First Edition, one of 450 copies designed by the Yolla Bolly Press.
Publisher San Francisco The Book Club of California 2001
Seller ID 7728
xiv;144 pp., frontis; green cloth with inset color cover illustration; paper spine label; slipcase, and original shipping box; color reproductions throughout.
French migration to California from the Revolution of 1789 to increase from the draw of the 1849 Gold Rush, saw many artists among the thousands of Voyagers, and Argonauts over the period arrive and begin to paint as they saw, the early history of the state. Claudine Chalmers gathers the work here, including those that were heretofore, overlooked or undiscovered.
Western Americana California Western Art Art History France French