Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover : [1-6] 7-229 [230-232]; 172 illustrations with 61 colour; Translated into English by John Brownjohn and Rebecca Law; Dark blue cloth covered boards with embossed lettering (repeated on spine); Dust wrapper illustration is a detail from "The Simpleton".
Light foxing on top edge; Inside of dust jacket is foxed along the top and lower edges; otherwise clean throughout. Very good. Item #1487
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783) was a German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his character heads. This catalogue was published from the exhibition 'Franz Xaver Messerschmidt 1736-1783 in the Barockmuseum of the Õsterreichische Galerie Belverdere, Vienna, from October 11, 2002 to February 9, 2003.