John Lavery and His Work
John Lavery and His Work John Lavery and His Work John Lavery and His Work John Lavery and His Work John Lavery and His Work
£250.00
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co. Ltd.. n.d. c1910.

Limited edition, number 49 of 160. Folio. 400x290mm. pp. 150, [2]. 20 photogravure reproductions of Lavery's work hand printed in black and sepia. White quarter vellum lettered in gilt to spine, grey paper covered boards. Some wear to corners and marking on the upper cover but overall in very good condition. Internally fine. A beautiful book in very good condition. This limited edition is issued with a duplicate set of the prints from the book on white card (409x280mm) housed in a separate grey envelope lettered in black on the front flap. These are all in excellent condition making a very nice collection. Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) was one of the leading portraitists of his generation. Although born in Northern Ireland, his family moved to Scotland. He was educated in Glasgow and at the Académie Julian in Paris. When he returned to Glasgow, he came under the patronage of William Burrell. When the First World War began, he started work as a war artist but following injury during a Zeppelin raid, he was unable to carry out his duties. He was involved in the battle for Irish independence and his second wife, Hazel Martyn, modelled for Lavery's allegorical figure of Ireland reproduced on Irish banknotes. A fascinating man and a fine painter.