This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...Morland knew had been paid, but unluckily the artist had just quarrelled with his manservant and dismissed him, and he alone could have proved the payment. As he could not be found, the whole bill had to be paid, and it is said that hardly another event of the artist's life gave him more continual uneasiness, both ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...Morland knew had been paid, but unluckily the artist had just quarrelled with his manservant and dismissed him, and he alone could have proved the payment. As he could not be found, the whole bill had to be paid, and it is said that hardly another event of the artist's life gave him more continual uneasiness, both sleeping and waking, than the imposition of his old friend, whom he now styled "a despicable reptile." Mrs. Morland was at this time in very poor health, and had taken lodgings in Paddington; and the biographers record that it was greatly to the artist's credit that, in all his difficulties and his extravagances he continued to provide sufficient means for his wife to live in comfort, and while she was residing in Paddington regularly allowed her two or three guineas a week. He used upon occasion to go and see her, and once in her lodgings painted a curious picture of the garret with himself at work at his easel, and his man Gibbs, who acted as his cook, busily employed in frying sausages. This picture now hangs in the Nottingham Art Gallery, and by the kindness of the Corporation is here reproduced. He declared that the picture was to be a companion to the one Sir Joshua Reynolds painted of the kitchen in the house in Leicester Square, and recalled to his wife the circumstance that the very residence where Sir Joshua painted his picture had once belonged to Morland's father. In January, 1803, another attack was made upon him by his creditors, and he had to settle with them for 45. Collins went bail on this occasion, and assures us that, notwithstanding the poor condition of the artist's health, he went to work and painted pictures which enabled him to clear off the debt in less than a month. A little while after this, to avoid som...
Very Good. Hardcover, 1907, octavo, 199pp., illustrated in b&w and color. Book VG with rubbing and mild general soil to boards and spine, binding tight, text shows mild foxing and toning but is unmarked, rear inner hinge cracking, gilted top edge of textblock. No DJ.
Illustrated. Good in Good jacket. ART 014753LIVEZEY Green cloth hard cover, with elaborate embossed decorations and bright gilt titling on its front cover and spine. Quite solid and the spine is very clean and bright. The front is slightly discolored, however, and the back more so. The front board is a bit warped. The inside is clean with occasional foxing. The jacket is soiled, with SOME chips tears and bites. The front image and the spine titling are all intact, though faded. Held together in a clear protective cover we've applied. 199 pages.
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Some pages are loose., 700grams, ISBN:
1907. George Bell. first edition. VG, gilt titles on front cover & spine, t.e.g., decorated front cover & spine, edges rubbed, corners bumped. front spine split 8x5.5. 199pp. colour frontis, 3 colour plates, b/w plates throughout, decorated endpapers. A full account of the life and career of George Morland, lavishly illustrated with his art, together with information on exhibitions of his engravings and owners of his paintings.
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