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A[lfred]. J. MUNNINGS
Pictures Of Horses And English Life. With An Appreciation By Lionel Lindsay. Full Vellum Bound Numbered Limited Edition No. 130 of a Limited Edition of 250 SIGNED by Alfred Munnings
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited; New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927, SIGNED First, Numbered, Limited Edition. Large 4to. Publisher's full vellum gilt, top edge gilt, the remainder untrimmed. xii, 199pp. 28 colour plates with titled tissue guards and 109 monochrome illustrations; vellum with a few spots and marks, a few margins a little spotted, light toning in places; a good copy of a scarce work. First limited edition, number 130 of a print run of 250 numbered copies, signed in pencil by the artist to the limitation page. Sir Alfred James Munnings, KCVO, PRA (8 October 1878 – 17 July 1959) was known as one of England's finest painters of horses, and as an outspoken critic of Modernism. Engaged by Lord Beaverbrook's Canadian War Memorials Fund, he earned several prestigious commissions after the Great War that made him wealthy. Alfred Munnings was born on 8 October 1878 at Mendham Mill, Mendham, Suffolk, across the River Waveney from Harleston in Norfolk to Christian parents. His father was the miller and Alfred grew up surrounded by the activity of a busy working mill with horses and horse-drawn carts arriving daily. After leaving Framlingham College at the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to a Norwich printer, designing and drawing advertising posters for the next six years, attending the Norwich School of Art in his spare time. When his apprenticeship ended, he became a full-time painter. The loss of sight in his right eye in an accident in 1898 did not deflect his determination to pain … [Click Below for Full Description]
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