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Gainsborough & His Place In English Art. By Sir Walter Armstrong With Forty-Eight Plates. [Popular Edition)

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Gainsborough & His Place In English Art. By Sir Walter Armstrong With Forty-Eight Plates. [Popular Edition)

by ARMSTRONG, Sir Walter. 1850-1918

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London: William Heinemann, [ New York: Charles Scribner's Sons ], MDCCCCIV [1904 ] . 0. First edition (in this format). A very original binding. 8vo. 9.50" x 6.25" x 2.00". pp.8/pp. 298, plus 48 leaves of plates (8 photogravures and 40 half-tone). Blue cloth with gilt decorated front board and spine. Edges lightly rubbed and bumped. Top page edges gilt. Other page edges deckled (rough-cut). Plain endpapers. Clean text and engravings throughout. Photogravures accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress. A very good book in a very good binding. ** "Sir Walter Armstrong (7 February 1850 Hawick, Roxburghshire – 8 August 1918 London) was a British art historian and author. Armstrong was born in 1850, was educated at Harrow and Exeter College, Oxford, and for some 10 years after 1880 was art critic to several newspapers, such as the Pall Mall Gazette, the Manchester Guardian, and the old Manchester Examiner. He made his mark in the art world, and was consulted by students and collectors, becoming an authority especially on Dutch 17th-century and English 18th-century painting. Several fine collections, of which that of Mr. S. Joseph, was one, were mainly formed under his advice. In 1892, he succeeded the late Henry Doyle as Director of the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, which his predecessor had reorganized and developed; and in this post Armstrong remained for over 20 years, his services recognized by a knighthood in 1899. During his time in Dublin he wrote many books, among which his stately volumes on Sir Joshua Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Raeburn were the chief, that held a position of authority for many years afterwards. Earlier and later he wrote columns on men so various as Peter De Wint, Velasquez, and Sir Thomas Lawrence, and a book of "Notes" on the National Gallery, containing many suggestive criticisms. Armstrong was said to be quick at absorbing the essential points of contemporary researchers and in judging them by the aid of a keen eye and a clear brain." - See Wikipedia .


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Gainsborough & His Place In English Art. By Sir Walter Armstrong With Forty-Eight Plates. [Popular Edition)
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London: William Heinemann, [ New York: Charles Scribner's Sons ], MDCCCCIV [1904 ] . 0
47262 Sir Walter Armstrong zaehnsdorf john wanamaker William Heinemann Gainsborough & His Place In English Art BINDINGS
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