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An Essay on Portrait Miniatures
Dr. George C. Williamson 1920 - A copy of the scarce limited publication Portrait Miniatures, with am inscription and additional portraits by Alyn WilliamsExtremely ScarceWith 24 tipped in plates, 2 of which are in colourExtra illustrated. Bound in red cloth with gilt letteringLimited Edition - number 1 of 200With inscription by Alyn Williams to the front free end paper dated 1932. The final two portraits of the volume, and the final two pictures above, appear to have been added separately and are both signed byAlyn Williams underneath. The first colour portrait has been signed in pencil by Alyn Williams. The British miniaturist Alyn Williams (1865-1955), was President of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters who numbered among his subjects King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Hetravelled frequently to the United States during the winter to paint prestigious American patrons, and American artists such as Josephi maintained London studios. Books for the collector, among them George Charles Williamson's Portrait Miniatures of 1897 and Dudley Heath's Miniatures of 1905, generated an expanding audience for the form. The aims of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers are to esteem, protect and practise the traditional 16th Century art of miniature painting emphasising the infinite patience needed for its fine techniques. Its patron is His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The society was founded in 1896 by Alyn Williams, in which year it had its inaugural exhibition in the Modern Gallery, devoted exclusively to contemporary miniature paintings. Condition: The binding is firm. There is some slight wear to the extremities including slight bumping and discolouration. Internally the pages are bright and clean with the odd mild spot. Overall the condition of the book is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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