Addition to Masters of Painting Series, this portfolio of paintings of the leader of the Romantic movement in 19th century French art circles. He was a forerunner of the Impressionists in his use of color, and the 9 full color reproductions have managed to capture his very extraordinary quality. 32 half tones add to the conception of the scope of his work. A well-known French art critic has given a fresh evaluation of his place, and a brief biographical sketch of the man, his mysterious parentage, his close link with the state (he was rumored to be an illegitimate son of Talleyrand), the paucity of his human relations, the magnitude of his artistic achievements. Other titles in this series include Daumier, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, etc.