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Schwitters in Exile: Photorealistic Painting of Books by Ian Robinson
By Ian Robinson
Located in London, Hertfordshire
This technically astounding, photorealistic oil painting of books is executed in oil on fine linen and stretched over a wood stretcher. Ian Robinson’s work is concerned with obsessi...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil, Stretcher Bars

BOOKS OF TRANSFORMATION
By Hugo Bastidas
Located in New York, NY
landscape painting
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Linen

Still Life of Books and Chinese Lanterns
By Joseph Stella
Located in Miami, FL
Still Life of Books and Chinese Lanterns Beautifully rendered in bright , luminous and expressive color
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1930s Expressionist Still-life Paintings

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Pastel

"Charles Burchfield", the Architecture of Painting, First Edition
Located in valatie, NY
"Charles Burchfield", the architecture of painting. New York: DC Moore Gallery, 2009. First Edition hardcover with no dust jacket as issued. 111 pp. Exhibition catalogue published on...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Books

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Paper

Sargent Paintings Out-of-doors 1st Edition
By John Esten
Located in valatie, NY
Sargent paintings out-of-doors by John Esten. New York: Universe Publishing, 2000. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 79 pp. A portfolio of work done by John Singer Sargent du...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Books

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Paper

  • Sargent Paintings Out-of-doors 1st Edition
  • Sargent Paintings Out-of-doors 1st Edition
  • Sargent Paintings Out-of-doors 1st Edition
  • Sargent Paintings Out-of-doors 1st Edition
H 10.25 in. W 8.5 in. D 0.5 in.
Jean Marcel – the History of Surrealist Painting, 1960
By Marcel Jean
Located in London, GB
First UK edition, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1960. The History of Surrealist Painting beautifully records the amazing creative burst in which some of the most inspired ar...
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Late 20th Century British Books

Study of Various Books
By Paul Cadmus
Located in New York, NY
Study of Various Books Conté crayon on paper 7.325 x 9.5 inches (18.6 x 24.1 cm) This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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20th Century Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Conté

Masterpieces of Painting in the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Masterpieces of Painting in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Published by J. Paul Getty Museum, 1980. 1st Ed softcover. Rooted in a passion for the Italian Renaissance as well as Dutch and ...
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Vintage 1980s American Books

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Paper

1966 Original Water Color Painting of Birds by John James Audubon Set of Two Vol
By John James Audubon
Located in North Hollywood, CA
1966 John James Audubon water color paintings birds of America book 2 volume set. Rare 1966 first edition of John James Audubon for The Birds of America. 20th century Audubon 2 vol...
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Vintage 1960s American Arts and Crafts Books

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Paper

Art Across America Two Centuries of Regional Painting 1710-1920, 3 Vols
Located in valatie, NY
Art across America: Two centuries of Regional Painting, 1710-1920, Three Volumes: The East and the Mid-Atlantic, The South and the Midwest, The Plains States and the West by Dr. Will...
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1990s American Books

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Paper

The American Landscape Tradition A Study & Gallery of Paintings, Stated 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
The American Landscape Tradition: A Study and Gallery of Paintings by Joseph S. Czestochowski. E.P. Dutton, New York, 1982. Stated first edition softcover. This book is divided into:...
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Vintage 1980s American Books

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Paper

Sotheby's: French Furniture, Works of Art and Paintings, Mary & E.R. Albert Jr
Located in valatie, NY
Sotheby's: French Furniture, Works of Art and Paintings, the E.R. Albert Jr. and Mary K. Albert collection, Tulsa Oklahoma, Chicago 11/22/99. Softcover auction catalog of 552 lots. N...
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1990s American Books

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Paper

Richard Parkes Bonington on the Pleasure of Painting Pre-Publication Review Copy
By Patrick Noon
Located in valatie, NY
Richard Parkes Bonington 'On the Pleasure of Painting' by Patrick Noon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 315 pp. A large book on the ...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

The Genius of Jacopo Bellini, the Complete Paintings and Drawings, First Edition
By Colin Eisler
Located in valatie, NY
The Genius of Jacopo Bellini, The Complete Paintings and Drawings by Colin Eisler. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1989. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 560 pp. A large an...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

Charles Burchfield 1920: The Architecture of Painting, by Michael Hall, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Charles Burchfield 1920: The Architecture of Painting, by Michael Hall. DC Moore Gallery, NY, 2009. 1st Ed hardcover, no dust jacket as published. Published for an exhibition at Colu...
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Early 2000s American Books

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Paper

Still life study of treasures, dolls, shells, teddy , flowers, books, glass.
Located in Southport, CT
Deborah Jones is a British artist born in 1921. Her lifelong preoccupation has been the delightful oils of dolls and teddy bears and the quirky backstreet antique shops, with their e...
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1970s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Paintings of the High Renaissance in Rome and Florence 2 Vol. Set, 1st Ed
By Sydney Freedberg
Located in valatie, NY
Paintings of the high Renaissance in Rome and Florence by Sydney Freedberg. Harvard University Press, 1961. two volume set 1st Ed hardcovers with dust jackets. Volume 1 is 644 pp. of...
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Vintage 1960s American Books

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Paper

20th Century Painting and Sculpture in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
20th century painting and sculpture in the Philadelphia Museum of Art by Ann Tempkin. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2001. First Edition paperback. illustrations are accompanied by a br...
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Early 2000s American Books

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Paper

The Pirates of Penzance - Roses and Books - Still Life by Willie Kay Fall
Located in Soquel, CA
Detailed still life of roses, books, a statue from The Pirates of Penzance, and an ash tray by Texas artist Willa (Willie) Kay Fall (1891-1976). Signed in the lower right corner. Ima...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil

"The Leaves of my Books ", Humans, Nature, Pigment Chinese Ink Acrylic Drawing
By Frank Girard
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Named "The Leaves of my Books", this drawing was made by masterful artist Frank Girard with pigment, Chinese ink, and acrylic on 300g/m2 neutral white paper. This artwork is not fra...
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2010s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pigment

Original Vintage Art Exhibition Poster Rohner Paris Books Ace Of Spades Painting
Located in London, GB
Original vintage art exhibition poster - Rohner - Galerie de Paris 14 Place Francois 1er 28 January to 1 March featuring artwork by the French painter Georges Rohner (1913-2000) show...
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Vintage 1970s French Posters

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Paper

Oil on Canvas Painting of Books by McDonald Hazlewood
Located in Bodicote, Oxfordshire
An atmospheric oil on canvas painting of books by McDonald Hazlewood, mid-20th century although in a mid-19th century frame. The painting is in good condition. The frame has many ol...
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Mid-20th Century English Paintings and Screens

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Canvas

Stack of Books
By Cornelius Volker
Located in San Francisco, CA
oil on canvas
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

A stil life with books and an etching of Rotterdam
By Adrianus Timmers
Located in Ede, NL
Adriaan Timmers painted and drew predominantly realistic still-lifes, but he also made landscapes and interiors. As of 1927 he participated at all exhibitions of 'De Onafhankelijken'...
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Early 20th Century Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Paintings of Robert Johnson Australian Artist Editions First Edition Book
Located in Ettalong Beach, NSW
The Australian Artist Editions. Published By The Legend Press Sydney. This is a first edition from 1947 (date not printed). Charmingly patterned, paper covered hard boards, front ...
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Vintage 1940s Australian Books

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Paper

Still-Life of Books, a Candlestick & Glasses by Claude Raguet Hirst (1855-1942)
By Claude Raguet Hirst
Located in New York, NY
Claude Raguet Hirst (1855-1942) Still-Life of Books, a Candlestick and Glasses Oil on canvas 12 1/8 x 18 1/4 inches Signed lower right Claude Raguet Hirst was the only American woma...
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19th Century Naturalistic Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Nude figure with black and purple, "Books of the Future II", encaustic on panel
Located in Binghamton, NY
This piece is the second in the "Books of the Future" series by Charles Bremer. The work features a nude figure who hold an open book over her head. Bremer's process is unique. The w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Wood Panel, India Ink, Wax

Nude figure with black and purple, "Books of the Future III", encaustic on panel
Located in Binghamton, NY
This piece is the third in the "Books of the Future" series by Charles Bremer. The work features a nude figure who gazes to the side with an open book in her arms. Bremer's process i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nude Paintings

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India Ink, Wax, Wood Panel

4 Volumes, Richard Muther, The History of Modern Painting
Located in New York, NY
4 Volumes. Richard Muther (Professor of Art History at the University of Breslau). The History of Modern Painting. Revised Edition. With frontispiece and numerous illustrations. Boun...
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20th Century British Books

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Leather

Original Vintage Art Exhibition Poster Rohner Paris Books Ace Of Spades Painting
By Georges Rohner
Located in London, GB
Original vintage art exhibition poster - Rohner - Galerie de Paris 14 Place Francois 1er 28 January to 1 March featuring artwork by the French painter Georges Rohner (1913-2000) show...
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1970s More Prints

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Paper

20th Century Abstract Painting of Books on a Shelf by Daniel Clesse
By Daniel Clesse
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An abstract painting of books, oil on wood in canvas by Daniel Clesse, painted in France. Without the frame: 15 H x 18 W x.0.75 D. Daniel Clesse was a French painter born in 19...
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20th Century French Paintings

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Wood

Reverspective Bookstack: a Photorealistic painting of books by Ian Robinson
By Ian Robinson
Located in London, Hertfordshire
This colourful painting of a bookstack is based on Ian’s time spent in the studio of the famed painter, Patrick Hughes. It is painted on stretched linen and set in a pale grey wooden...
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2010s Photorealist Figurative Paintings

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Raw Linen, Oil, Stretcher Bars

20th Century French Abstract Painting of Books on a Console by Daniel Clesse
By Daniel Clesse
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A French abstract painting of books (livres), oil on wood in canvas by Daniel Clesse, painted in France, signed and dated in 1967. Daniel Clesse was a French painter born in 1932 ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Vanitas 19.02.06-colorful acrylic framed photorealistic painting of books
By Paul Béliveau
Located in Ketchum, ID
This hyper-realist acrylic painting of literary classics by Canadian photographer Paul Béliveau depicts colorful spines of books demonstrates Béliveau's geometric sensibilities. Th...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Autodafés IV- framed painting acrylic painting of books in browns and blacks
By Paul Béliveau
Located in Ketchum, ID
This larger than life hyper realistic painting of burn and worn books by Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx is an excellent example of Quebecois painter Paul Béliveau's realist style and so...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled #7 One of a kind painting on recycle books / hand stitched on a canvas
By Natasha Zupan
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Untitled #7, 2019 by Natasha Zupan One of a kind painting/ Acrylics and pigments painted on recycles books hand stitched on a stretched canvas Size: 55 in. H x 76 in. W x 3d ___...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Pigment, Paper, Cotton Canvas, Acrylic

Vanitas 18.12.17- colorful realist painting of rock'n roll books
By Paul Béliveau
Located in Ketchum, ID
This acrylic on canvas painting by Canadian artist Paul Béliveau features lost icons of rock and pop music. Paul Béliveau’s precisely rendered hyper realistic paintings bring togeth...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Vanitas 19.03.13-colorful acrylic framed vertical painting of art books
By Paul Béliveau
Located in Ketchum, ID
This hyper-realist acrylic painting of art book spines Paul Béliveau depicts colorful spines of books demonstrates Béliveau's geometric sensibilities. This painting has a black wood...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Ed Ruscha: New Paintings and a Retrospective on Works of Paper, Signed - 1998
By Ed Ruscha
Located in London, GB
Published in 1998 by Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London. In this signed copy, 'New Paintings and a Retrospective of Works on Paper,' we are presented with an artistic career spanning...
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1990s English Books

20th Century French Abstract Painting of Colored Books by Daniel Clesse
By Daniel Clesse
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A French abstract portrait in dark blue of books, oil on wood in canvas by Daniel Clesse, painted in France, signed and dated circa in 1990. Without the frame: 19" H x 22" W x 1" ...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

20th Century Light Still Life of Books, French Painting by Daniel Clesse
By Daniel Clesse
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A French painting, light abstract of books, on wood by Daniel Clesse, painted in France, signed and dated in 1984. Daniel Clesse was a French painter born in 1932 Paris, France an...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Album of 19th Century Watercolor Paintings by John Tomes
Located in Stratford upon Avon, GB
An album of 19th century watercolor paintings by John Tomes, predominantly landscapes, mounted on pages, some inscribed in pencil with titles (together with folder of correspondence)...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Books

Books, a History of Painting, Antique Leather-Bound Collections
Located in New York, NY
8 volumes. A history of painting. With a preface by Frank Brangwyn. Published: Boston: D.D. Nickerson and Company and Company. Circa 1900s. Illustrated with 250 plates in color. Exqu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Books

Books, Richard Muther's "The History of Modern Painting"
Located in New York, NY
Leatherbound. Five volumes. Octavo. Bound in full wine morocco by Howell with all edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt panels. This edition is unusual for it's extra-illustration, with...
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Antique 1890s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, a History of Painting, Antique Leather-Bound Collections
Located in New York, NY
8 volumes. A history of painting. With a preface by Frank Brangwyn. Published: Boston: D.D. Nickerson and Company and Company. Circa 1900s. Illustrated with 250 plates in color. Exqu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Books

Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
Located in New York, NY
8 Volumes. With A Preface by Frank Brangwyn.   Illustrated with 200 plates in color. Bound in 3/4 Rose Morocco, Cloth boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt panels. Pu...
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Antique 1860s Books

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Leather

  • Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
  • Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
  • Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
  • Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
H 11 in. W 1.5 in. D 8.25 in.
Flock of Birds on Books, Modern Water Color Painting on Unique Canvass
By Arozarena De La Fuente
Located in Mexico City, MX
Water color painting on book canvass. This painting gives you the opportunity to paint your wall in any color wanted. It matches and blends perfectly well. It is done with watercolor...
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2010s Abstract Animal Paintings

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Watercolor, Charcoal, Acrylic

Catalogue of the Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
Located in valatie, NY
Catalogue of the Exhibition of Chinese calligraphy and painting in the collection of John M. Crawford, Jr. The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1962. First Edition softcover. 53 pages of tex...
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Vintage 1960s American Books

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Paper

The Great Masters of Italian Painting of the Nineteenth Century
By Paolo Lecaldano
Located in valatie, NY
I Grandi Maestri Della Pittura Italiana Dell'Ottocento (The Great Masters of Italian Painting of the Nineteenth Century.) Milan: Rizzoli Editore, 1959. First edition 2nd volume hardc...
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20th Century Italian Books

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Paper

Treasures of Asia, Chinese Painting by James Cahill
By James Cahill
Located in valatie, NY
Treasures of Asia, Chinese Painting by James Cahill. New York: Crown Publishers, 1972. Stated new edition linen hardcover with no dust jacket. 213 pp. The historical record of painti...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

Golden Age of Dutch Art, Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Art
Located in valatie, NY
The Golden Age of Dutch Art, Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Art by Judikje Kiers and Fieke Tissink. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2000. Hardcover with dust jacket. 366 pp. A thoroug...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Books

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Paper

Willem de Kooning Paintings Book National Gallery of Art
Located in Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art / Yale University Press, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. 231 pages. Exhibition catalog for a show that ran May 8 through September 5, 1994 in Washington, D.C....
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1990s Books

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Paper

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, Rare Book 1996
By Jean-Michel Basquiat
Located in London, GB
Jean-Michel Basquiat. L’Oeuvre Peint. Catalogue Raisonne. 2 Volumes in Slipcase Published by Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, 1996. A very rare book and the most comprehensive catalo...
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1990s French Books

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Paper

Russian Painting of the 18th and 19th Century
Located in valatie, NY
Russian painting of the 18th and 19th century. New York: Artia, 1957. Hardcover with dust jacket. Unpaginated. A beautiful coffee table book with reproductions of 170 Russian masterp...
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Mid-20th Century American Books

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Paper

Two 1966 Volumes of Original Water Color Painting of Birds by John James Audubon
By John James Audubon
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century Audubon 2 volume hardcover book set in slipcase, published in 1966 by American Heritage Publishing Co., New York, "The Original Water Color Paintings by John James Audub...
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Vintage 1960s American Books

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Paint, Paper

Mural Painting of the Mexican Revolution 1921-1960, Limited First Edition
Located in valatie, NY
Mural Painting of the Mexican Revolution 1921-1960. Mexico City: Fondo Editorial de la Plástica Mexicana, 1960. First limited English elephant folio edition (5000 copies) hardcover w...
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20th Century Mexican Books

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Paper

American Wilderness: The Hudson River School of Painting, Signed First Edition
By Barbara B. Lassiter
Located in valatie, NY
American Wilderness: The Hudson River School of Painting by Barbara B. Lassiter. Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1978. Stated first edition signed by the author hardcover with dust...
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Vintage 1970s American Books

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Paper

Persian Painting, Five Royal Safavid Manuscripts of the 16th Century
By Stuart Cary Welch
Located in valatie, NY
Persian painting, Five royal Safavid manuscripts of the 16th century by Stuart Cary Welch, New York: George Braziller, 1976. First edition first printing soft cover. 127 pp. A beauti...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

French 19th century portrait of a Papillon dog with its toys, books and basket.
Located in Southport, CT
French 19th-century portrait of a Papillon dog with its toys, books, and a basket. A very well painted and pretty portrait of a French Papillon. This painting is from the late 19th ...
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1890s Victorian Animal Paintings

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Oil

House of Books
By William Eckhardt Kohler
Located in Chicago, IL
William Eckhardt Kohler paints idyllic, classically referential paintings. Vibrant tones cascade across dynamic compositions, showing Kohler’s deep knowledge of the history of his me...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Paintings Of Books For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of paintings of books for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct paintings of books — often made from paper, paint and wood — can elevate any home. Paintings of books have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Paintings of books made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Arts and Crafts — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many paintings of books are appealing in their simplicity, but Daniel Clesse, John James Audubon and Barbara B. Lassiter produced popular paintings of books that are worth a look.

How Much are Paintings Of Books?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $851, while they’re typically $49 on the low end and $65,000 highest priced.