Full title of this book : The Art Annuals - Briton Riviere R.A., Birket Foster, Rosa Bonheur and J.C. Hook.
Rare oversized hardback. Light blue bevelled edged boards.Front and spine has gilt lettering with a decorative floral edge.Pastedowns have green floral patterns.Gilt coloured page edges.Book in fair condition with much wear to boards and spine edges.Front board is missing a small section from the cloth at the bottom right hand corner. All corners are worn and heavily bumped. Surfaces have shelf wear.Inside pages are clean and securely bound, except tanning to the rear of the tissue protection papers for the large b/w photographic plates.Also some minor tanning to the dividing blank pages.
This is a bound collection of special issues concerning the lives and works of various artists (specifically: Briton Riviere, Birket Foster, Rosa Bonheur, and J.C. Hook). Each issue is 32 pages. The issue concerning J.C. Hook is dated 1888, the Rosa Bonheur issue is dated 1889, the Birket Foster issue is dated 1890, and the Briton Riviere issue is dated 1891. The title page for the cumulative book is 1891. Contains numerous black and white reproductions of works by the four artists throughout.Also, contains a separate photograph of the Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur inserted inside the book. Since this is an oversized book and of high value, will be delivered by courier for £9.00. Dimensions : 33.3 x 25.5 x 2 cm.