Princeton University Press, 1997. First American edition. Hardcover. 28.5 x 21.5 cm. Quarto. 304 pages. Red cloth in dust jacket. Originally published in Great Britain by Reaktion Books, this is the first American edition with full numberline published the same year. Dust jacket spine is faded. Some very light rubbing to the edges of the jacket. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Item #56410
From the dust jacket flap: "In this handsomely illustrated book, Stephen Bann redresses the imbalance of scholarship on Delaroche. It is the first book devoted to Delaroche since the publication of a small catalogue raisonne after the artist's death in 1856. Paul Delaroche: History Painted examines the artist's career from his earliest history paintings to his later, more experimental works that were influenced by photography. Bann's volume also offers the first detailed analysis of Delaroche's major works in teh context of the visual culture of the early nineteenth century.