1952 Thomas Rowlandson: His Life and Art
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first American edition, published in 1952.
This volume illustrates the life and art of Thomas Rowlandson, caricaturist and satirist, highly regarded in the Georgian Era for his satirical commentary on society. Although this artist is well known by art connoiseurs, the general public knows of him little; perhaps due to most of his work being in the possession of private collectors.
Bernard Falk proposes a study of the artist's colourful life an career, from documented sources not previously explore, creating this absorbing and refreshing account. In this volume, myths and half truths that were accumulated in the many decades since his death are dispelled, and Rowlandson's personality is uncovered under the artist.
A fascinating book, with a vast gallery of Rowlandson's drawings and paintings, in twenty five coloured plates and seventy black and white illustrations. Collated, complete.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally lovely with only minor shelf wear. The dustwrapper is very smart with slight shelf wear, chipping and a faint sunning to the spine. Unclipped. Internally, firmly bound. The odd faint spot to the endpapers, otherwise the pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with ninety one plates. Collated, complete.
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