DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS, BY THE GREAT MASTERS, OF THE ITALIAN, VENETIAN, SPANISH, FLEMISH, DUTCH, FRENCH, AND ENGLISH SCHOOLS. BY PERMISSION, IN THE ROTUNDA OF THE CAPITOL; AND SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNMENT, AND PATRONS OF THE ARTS IN GENERAL, AS SUITED FOR THE FOUNDATION OF A NATIONAL GALLERY.

Washington. 1834. 22pp. Dbd. An occasional fox mark, else very good. Item #WRCAM23599

One of the first detailed proposals for national patronage for the arts, including in-depth descriptions of forty paintings displayed in the rotunda of the Capitol to encourage the establishment of a national gallery of art. With a testimonial by Jonathan Trumbull.

Price: $500.00