(London: A. and C. Black, 1906).

A BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED ARTIST BIOGRAPHY. Foster was one of the most popular artists of the Victorian period, he excelled as an illustrator, painter and engraver. The artist traveled widely and painted in Scotland, the Rhine Valley, Venice and other areas in Italy and Switzerland. He was best loved however for his sentimental views of English country life. His obituary in The Times referred to him as "certainly the most popular water-colour artist of our time".
This extensively illustrated work contains not only Cundall's finely crafted biography but also a list of the principal books containing illustrations by Foster, a list of water-colour paintings exhibited at the Royal Society of Painters, a list of oil paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy and an extensive index. Item #30242

First Edition. With 73 fine colourplates reproduced from Foster's paintings in various collections, 20 black and white plates from sketches, drawings and photographs and 58 illustrations throughout the text, most of which from pencil drawings in Foster's sketchbooks. 4to, in the publisher's original blue cloth decorated on the upper cover and spine with flowers in green and white within a geometric framework in yellow, gilt lettering to both cover and spine. xx, 216, 4 ads, pp. A beautiful copy, internally near pristine, the cloth very attractive with only a touch of fading to the spine.

Price: $165.00