Early English Water-Colour Drawings by the Great Masters
Place Published: London
Publisher: The Studio, Ltd.
Date Published: 1919
Edition: Association copy
Book Id: 28592
Quarto [28.5 cm] 1/4 tan cloth with gray and black printed paper covered boards. Very good. The covers are gently rubbed. The spine ends and edges of the covers are lightly bumped. The spine and covers are slightly darkened, and there are several small light stains on the covers. There is a small abraded patch on the bottom edge of the rear cover at the corner. There is a 1/4 inch chip in the paper at the top left corner of the rear cover. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. The title label on the spine is rubbed, and has a couple of small losses from the edges. The pages are mildly browned.
Ex-libris Utah artist Lee Greene Richards. Signed twice by him. His name and address are on the front free endsheet, and again on the title page. Richards began his successful exhibition career with the Salon des Artists Francais in 1903. In 1904, he was top of the Salon list for honorable mention, becoming the first Utah artist to receive such a distinction. Following this illustrious beginning, his flourishing career continued with works exhibited by the International Society of Painters, Sculptors and Etchers in London, Manchester, and Burnley, England; and at the Chicago Art Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.