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The Impressionists

William Gaunt

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The unrivalled single-volume introduction to the art of the Impressionists


An extended and highly readable introduction covers the background to the movement, its heroic years, its followers and an account of the masters in their later years.

Full-page colour reproductions of over 100 paintings are faced by informative and intriguing descriptions: short biographies of thirty of the artists and a bibliography make this a highly useful reference work as well as a pleasure to browse.

Artists featured are: Bazille • Bonnard • Boudin • Cassatt • Cézanne • Constable • Corot • Courbet • Daubigny • Degas • Fantin-Latour • Gauguin • Jongkind • Manet • Millet • Monet • Morisot • Pissarro • Renoir • Rousseau • Sargent • Seurat • Sickert • Signac • Sisley • Steer • Toulouse-Lautrec • Van Gogh • Vuillard • Whistler

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 30.3 x 25.1 cm

Extent: 296 pp

Illustrations: 108

Publication date: 4 September 1995

ISBN: 9780500278499

About the Author

William Gaunt (1900–1980) was a British art historian and artist, who studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing, and is well known for his books on British 19th-century art.