Near Fine. Item #11296
Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1979. First Edition. Signed and warmly inscribed (see below). Quarto (29.5x23x1cm); 160pp, including chronology, bibliography, and concordance. Tipped-in color frontispiece with each of the principal 15 full-page print reproductions accompanied by multiple detail, background, and reference plates.
Inscription on half-title from author Jay M. Fisher to Brenda Richardson, who provided the preface: "Finished at last, finished at last, great God Almighty, it's finished at last! Once again, my deepest appreciation for your help. You're a saviour. Love, Jay."
Illustrated card binding, with print reproduced on carmine ground, over sewn gatherings. Smallest signs of wear to cover outer corners and spine edges; card spine uncreased and uncracked. Overall Near Fine.
Chassériau (1819-1856) is now mainly remembered for his painted portraits. His travels to Algeria inspired the series of print illustrations for Shakespeare's Othello here placed under Fisher's learned microscope. Brenda Richardson, author of the Preface and dedicatee of the signed inscription, served as chief curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art for over 20 years.
This is the catalog for the exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art 11 November 1979 to 6 January 1980.