The Artists of Cumbria: An Illustrated Dictionary of Cumberland, Westmorland, North Lancashire Amd North West Yorkshire Painters, Sculptors, Draughtsmen and Engravers Born Between 1615 and 1900 - Marshall HallNewcastle upon Tyne: Marshall Hall Associates, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
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Signed by the author, with dedication, on the half-title page verso — without provenance. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps ; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; 2-column text; Addenda page laid in;
From the cover: “Probably no other region of Britain has produced as many talented painters, sculptors, draughtsmen and engravers in ratio to its number of inhabitants, as the region embraced by modern Cumbria. Some of the best known names in British Art are associated with the scattered towns and villages of this giant new county which stretches from the Solway to Morecambe Bay, the Irish Sea to the Pennines, and there is scarcely an aspect of this art in which a Cumbrian has not distinguished himself as master, pioneer, teacher or writer.
This book contains detailed information about the more than 350 painters, sculptors, draughtsmen and engravers who were either born in the area which comprises modern Cumbria, or who spent significant periods of their lives within its boundaries, between 1615 and 1900; 110 line and halftone illustrations of their work, and 36 portraits specially drawn for the publication by Tom Manson. It also includes a brief introduction to the work of Cumbria’s artists during the more than three centuries covered by the dictionary, a map showing the location of the various Cumbrian towns and villages with which its artists were associated, a select bibliography, and useful notes on the principal local and national exhibiting establishments at which these artists showed their work.
Much of the information presented has not previously appeared in print, and many of the illustrations represented have been specially photographed for use in the dictionary. The book represents several years’ work for the author, in collaboration with leading authorities on the artists of the area involved, gallery staffs, and the relatives and acquaintances of the artists.”