Franco Maria Ricci. Milano. 1990. First edition. No. 882 of a limited edition of 5000 copies. French language edition. Hardback, 4to; black silk-bound boards, with colour plate pasted to front board, gilt titles to front and spine, housed in black-cloth clam-shell-box, with black patterned-paper to front and back. 157 pages on grey heavy stock. Illustrated throughout with tipped-in colour plates showing reproductions of Serebriakoff's watercolours. French. 370 x 255mm. 1.8kg. 9788821620386. Near fine, in near fine box; slight surface wear to cloth and box.
A beautifully produced monograph on the Russian artist and watercolourist Alexandre Serebriakoff (1907-1994), renowned for his portraits of interiors. Patrick Mauries' text reviews both the life and work of Serebriakoff. Included are reprints of essays on the artist by Paul Morand, Cecil Beaton, Mario Praz and Emilio Terry, as well as an earlier interview with Charles de Beistegui. The book concludes with a list of works and a chronology of the interior portraits.