Pictures of Horses and English Life With An Appreciation by Lionel Lindsay.
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited. New York: Scribners Sons, MCMXXVII . Large 4to, 199 pp., 28 tipped-in color plates, and numerous monochrome plates. Original tan cloth boards, black stamped title on upper board and spine, brown dust-jacket printed in dark-brown and green, a.e.g. Small newspaper clipping of Munnings slipped in. Dust-jacket worn and chipped, a large tear has been repaired with tape, corners of binding are slightly bent, internally bright; good. Bookplate of Virginia Hobart. Sir Alfred (James) Munnings (1878-1959) was an English painter, he left school at the age of 14 to study lithography in Norwich. After his apprenticeship he supported himself through freelance poster work and the occasional sales of paintings. The loss of sight in his right eye in 1898 did not deflect his determination. A visit to Lavenham Horse Fair sparked his lifelong fascination with painting horses. His work centers around horses, gypsy life, and the Suffolk countryside. He was elected President of the Royal Academy in 1944. Turners The Dictionary of Art, p. 312.
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