The Artists of Northumbria: An Illustrated Dictionary of Northumberland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham and North East Yorkshire: Painters, Sculptors, Draughtsmen and Engravers Born Between 1625 and 1900 - Marshall HallNewcastle upon Tyne: Marshall Hall Associates, 1982, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
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2nd, revised & enlarged, edition, 1st printing, first published 1973. Signed by the author, with dedication, on the first blank page verso — without provenance. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps ; Portrait to the frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; 2-column text;
From the cover: “The area now popularly known as “Northumbria” stretches from a few miles beyond Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, in the north, to just short of Staithes, North Yorkshire, in the south; from the North Sea coast in the east, to the borders of Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Cumbria in the west.
It is an area which has long been associated with some of the best known names in British Art — Thomas Bewick, Clarkson Stanfield, John Martin and Myles Birket Foster, to mention only four. But in addition to these well-known names there were literally hundreds whose associations with the area have hitherto remained poorly documented.
This dictionary presents details, not only of those artists whose connections with Northumbria are already well known, but the many more whom the author’s long and wide ranging research has brought to light. They total more than 650, and include some of the most talented painters, sculptors, draughtsmen and engravers, associated with any area of Britain. Their inclusion has been based on their birth, or substantially long periods of residency in Northumbria, between 1625 and 1900. More than 150 examples of their work are illustrated, and 36 have been selected for portraiture by means of drawings specially prepared by Tom Manson. The dictionary also contains a brief introduction to the work of Northumbria’s artists during the more than three centuries which it covers, a map showing the location of the various Northumbrian cities, 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 the artists showed their work.
This is a completely revised and enlarged edition of The Artists of Northumbria (1973), presenting more than twice the original number of artists, almost five times the number of illustrations, and containing much previously unpublished information. It is a book which anyone aesthetically, educationally or commercially interested in the work of North Country artists cannot afford to be without.”