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[Société d'aquarellistes français]. 12 Catalogues d'expositions (1879-1893). 

Paris, D. Jouaust, 1879-1893.

Twelve volumes 4to (285x195 mm), Set of the nine first catalogs (1879-1887) and 3 catalogs for the years 1891,1892,1893.  binding : Original printed wrappers. The first 8 catalogs printed on laid paper, then IX, XIII, XIV on vellum paper, the last on Japanese paper. Foxings, edge uncropped. Few tears, some reinforced by tape. 

First editions.
Original initiative in France, the Society of French watercolorists was created as a company in 1879, its goal was the fair remuneration of its painters.
Each year an exhibition was organized, the income from the sale of entrance tickets, catalogs and works were then distributed equally among the painters.
Among the members, some well-known names of pre-impressionist art: Detaille, Worms, Leloir, De Beaumont, Jacquemart, Doré.

Price : 150 €

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