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Detached binding - Detached fine binding
  • Detached fine binding
    Meunier, Constantin, born 1831 - died 1905
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Detached fine binding

  • Object:

    Detached binding

  • Place of origin:

    Brussels (made)

  • Date:

    [1900?] (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meunier, Constantin, born 1831 - died 1905 (designer)

  • Museum number:

    L.369-1916

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

This book cover was designed by Constantin Meunier c. 1900. Constantin Meunier was one of the first modern artists to portray the harsh lives of industrial workers in his paintings and sculpture. In 1882 he was appointed professor at the Louvain Academy of Fine Arts. Coal mining was a major industry in Belgium and this striking image of a miner in his cap is typical of Meunier’s work.

Physical description

Detached binding.

Place of Origin

Brussels (made)

Date

[1900?] (published)

Artist/maker

Meunier, Constantin, born 1831 - died 1905 (designer)

Dimensions

Height: 50 cm approximately, Width: 39 cm approximately

Descriptive line

Detached binding with miner's head in profile in moulded leather, inscription in relief: 'L'Oeuvre de Constantin Meunier' in relief as well as initials 'C.M.'. Brown morocco.
Inscriptions in gold: 'Les Maîtres de l'art contemporain' and 'BECKER-HOLEMANS ÉDITEUR.
BRUXELLES'. Binding designed by ˜Constantin Meunier.
The book it enclosed is now missing: Les Maîtres de l'art contemporain: L'Oeuvre de Constantin Meunier(Brussels: Becker-Holemans, 1896).

Labels and date

Europe and America 1815-1900, room 101

Book cover: ‘Les Maîtres de l’Art Contemporain: L’Oeuvre de Constantin Meunier’
1896
Constantin Meunier was one of the first modern artists to portray the harsh lives of industrial workers in his paintings and sculpture. In 1882 he was appointed professor at the Louvain Academy of Fine Arts. Coal mining was a major industry in Belgium. This striking image of a miner in his cap is typical of Meunier’s work.
Belgium, Brussels; published by Becker-Holemans
Goatskin, stamped in gold, with repoussé (moulded) leather panel
Museum no. L.369-1916

[07/03/2016] []

Materials

Leather

Categories

Bookbinding; National Art Library; Books

Collection

National Art Library

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