This volume lists more than 4,800 European and 400 Australian, South African, and Japanese artists who worked from 1800 to 1990, and offers 9,000 signature examples. Five special categories in the back of this volume help to identify signatures that are difficult to read. In the front of this volume is a listing of 69 sources of information, which can also lead the researcher to more than 100 additional sources transcribed into key letters.
...fills a need...more accurate if narrower in scope than H.H. Caplan's...Recommended for the larger museum and research libraries. CHOICE ...this niche has now been ably filled...Collectors, dealers, scholars, auction houses and others interested in fine art will find this book a useful guide and definitive asset to their fine art library. Fine Art and Auction Review ...excellent...essential for any serious art collector or dealer...the only directory of European signatures to include biographical, bibliographical and pictorial sources of information. The Antiquer's Guide ...a definitive approach to artists' signatures...Given its comprehensiveness, it should be in every serious Western art research collection. American Reference Books Annual Totally unique in content...a broad range of references...a necessary directory for researchers. -- George Radan, Professor, Villanova University
Series: Scarecrow Art Reference
Number Of Pages: 916
Published: 28th January 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.11 x 21.74
Weight (kg): 2.45