Catalogue Raisonné. Wildenstein Institute, 1974-1991 (28,7 x 38,7 cm), 5 volumes, together 1874 pp. French text, numerous ills. (colour and b./w.). ha
BOOKSALE. Now 525,00 euro (instead of 1000,00). Fully illustrated catalogue raisonné, giving exhibitions, bibliography and provenance for each entry. With biography, extensive documentation and indices. The catalogue raisonné by Wildenstein presents the life and work of the Impressionist in five precise volumes. It has formed the basis of all further research since its publication (the first volume was published in 1974, the last in 1991). Monet's extensive oeuvre comprises over 2044 paintings (presented in the first four volumes), as well as pastels, watercolours, drawings, sketches and tapestries (in the last volume). A list of the relevant archives, excerpts from Monet's extensive correspondence, and a list of the photographs (also vol. 5) allow a contextualization of the works and confirm the exemplary validity of this reference work. The individual volumes cover the following years: Volume I: 1840-1881. Peintures, 461 pp. 7 colour plates and num. b/w/ ills. Describing and illustrating nos. 1-705. Volume II: 1882-1886. Peintures, 305 pp. 5 colour plates and num. b/w/ ills. Describing and illustrating nos. 706-1122. Volume III: 1887-1898. Peintures, 313 pp. 7 colour plates and num. b/w/ ills. Describing and illustrating nos. 1123-1500. Volume IV: 1899-1926. Peintures, 443 pp. 11 colour plates and num. b/w/ ills. Describing and illustrating nos. 1501-1983. Volume V: Supplement aux peintures, dessins pastels. Index. 352 pp. 18 colour plates and 711 b/w/ ills.