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FRENCH, Annie
THE CLUB [ILLUMINATED WATERCOLOUR POEM]
[c.], 1910. Illuminated manuscript poem in ink, watercolour and gilt within a rich floral border. Decorative initial letter with the faces of a lady and a gentleman. One line of text in pencil only. Image measures 20cm x 12cm. Mounted, framed and glazed in an early twentieth century bevelled oak frame. The artwork is in very good condition, with just some very minor spots of toning around a couple of the bolder ink letters. The colours remain bright and fresh. The frame with a few scratches and chips to the corners is otherwise in good order. A beautifully embellished manuscript poem in the Glasgow School style by Annie French (1872-1965), one of the leading members of the 'Glasgow Girls', praising the virtues of the private club over the attendance of church on Sundays. A typically fine example of French's delicately opulent mode of illustration, as well as of the Glasgow School's influential decorative fin de siècle style. Provenance: Sir James French, the artist's brother (according to inscription on the reverse). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA) [York, United Kingdom]

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