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GERTLER Mark.; WELLINGTON Hubert preface
Mark Gertler. British Artists of Today Number 1
1925. Illustrations. First edition. 16mo., decorative Curwen Press paper boards, tissue dust jacket. London, The Fleuron Ltd. A fine association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'To D.H. and Frieda Lawrence with Love Mark Gertler Xmas 1926'. Lawrence was a great admirer of Gertler, praising his 'articulate extremity', writing in a letter to Gertler about his masterpiece 'Merry-go-Round' 'the best modern picture I have seen: it is great and true - horrible and terrifying', echoing a phrase he used about his novel 'Women in Love': 'a terrible and horrible and wonderful novel'. Interestingly Lawrence made the comment on the painting without having seen it in the flesh, only from a print. In 'Women in Love' he used Gertler as a model for the character of the artist Loerke. They were both part of the set at Garsington, the home of Lady Ottoline Morrell, and both suffered from tuberculosis. Tissue dust jacket chipped and torn at the head of the spine, with some loss to the back panel, the top panel torn along the lower edge, with 5 cm loss. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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