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MALMÉN, PER: - Mönster för marmormålning (Patterns of faux marbling painting). Part one (all published). Stockholm, Gustaf Chelius, 1895.

Large folio. (39 x 54 cm). Pp. (4). With ten lithographed plates of different kinds of marbles. Text leaves with some marginal tears and some plates with a few spots in margins and some plates with tears at the outer margins but overall a very good copy. Original half cloth on grey boards, cotton ties, lightly rubbed. Title in German ("Marmormalereien") printed in black on upper cover. (We have not been able to find any other copy with German titled wrappers). First and only edition of this scarce book, the first of its kind in Sweden. Per Malmén (1852-1926) studied at the Académie Bertillion in Paris in the 1870s and became a prominent faux marbling painter. According to rumours, he conducted several marbleizing works at the Louvre but it has not been proven mainly because the artists did not sign their works at that time. This impressive manual was used at the Technical School in Stockholm where Malmén taught for many years. The plates depict several kinds of marbles titled: Vert de Mer; Jaune de Sienne; Chateau-Landon, Rance; St. Anne; Marbre de Kolmården, Granit; Portor; Bleu Fleurl, Rance and; Breche Violette. The text explains methods of creating the various stone patterns. Ref.: Fredrik Thörnqvist: "Marmoristen & Målarmästaren Per Malmén" 2011.
EUR 2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2274.51 | £UK 1802 | JP¥ 257984] Book number 120255

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