Lionel Edwards Master of the Sporting Scene

By: Watson, J.N.P.; Foreword By The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava.

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Book Condition: Very Good


Second printing of the first edition = both the same year: 1986. Olive/brown paper covered boards with lightly bumped (not rubbed) tips and spine ends. One glue spot on each solid green pastedown from formerly placed jacket, micro initials on frt pastedn, fep & endppr removed plus a whited out circular spot on middle of title page and copyright page. No library stamps, card pockets or call tags on book or dj. May have been part of a personal sporting collection at one time. Remainder of the 127 pp, profusely illust text as new. Unclipped dj in new mylar is fine, no tears or color loss, and glows with wrap around color art of a foxhunt in full cry including ladies riding aside and the glorious patchwork landscape of England in the distance. L.E. as he was universally known to his fellow artists, studied at Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting in Baker Street, London (Calderon was also the early teacher of another famous sporting artist, Cecil Aldin); then he began his long artistic career with sketches for Country Life. One of his greatest achievements was his pictorial record of British and Irish hunting begun in 1919. J. N. P. Watson's biography, illust with nearly 100 of Lionel Edward's paintings and drawings and many interesting photographs, reflects too, L.E.'s rich sense of humor, his gift for anecdote and generosity to other artists. Working to the end, he died aged 88 in 1966 and was mourned as much for the man as for the great sporting artist he was.

Title: Lionel Edwards Master of the Sporting Scene

Author Name: Watson, J.N.P.; Foreword By The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava.

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: FOX HUNTING,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, The Sportsman's Press: 1986

ISBN Number: 0948253088

ISBN Number 13: 9780948253089

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: 46253

Keywords: Sporting Artists, Royal Academy, British Artists, Foxhunters, Fox Hunters. Sidesaddle Riding, Horse Racing.,