New York: Harry C. Jones, 1893 - 1895. Hardcover. Four volumes, complete for The Quarterly Illustrator, for 1893 through the first half of 1895. Examines the growth in illustration and art in American publications at the turn of the century, "the artistic effort of the country", with attention to artists in demand, up and coming artists, women artists, and developing forms of artistic expression.
Topics include: the Art Students League, Five Women Artists of New York, history of the Century Magazine, the National Academy of Design, newspaper art & artists, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, women artists in Canada, abandoned farms for studio purposes, George Inness, Charles Dana Gibson, Native American art and more.
4to, viii, 328pp; viii, 456pp; xii, 384pp; xii, 384pp. Each volume profusely illustrated. Green silver gilt cloth covers, with silver gilt floral border to front board and spine ends. Spines a bit sunned, corners gently rubbed. Vol. III, front inner hinge detached from spine, rear hinge intact. Very good overall. Item #21481