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Understanding Watercolours By H.L. Mallalieu

Understanding Watercolours by H.L. Mallalieu

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Summary

This work acts as a practical introduction to collecting British watercolours. The text and carefully chosen illustrations take collectors behind the formal signature on the picture and show them what to look for in it, the idiosyncrasies of the artist, and his or her style and methods of working.

Understanding Watercolours Summary

Understanding Watercolours by H.L. Mallalieu

This book acts as a practical introduction to the subject of collecting British watercolour paintings. There is a lot more to collecting than noting just the price, the name of the artist and deciding whether or not one likes the subject. Many watercolours are either not signed or bear false signatures, or perhaps have been saddled with misleading attributions. The text and carefully chosen illustrations take collectors behind the formal signature on the picture and show them what to look for in it, the idiosyncrasies of the artist, his style and his individual methods of working. Yet even when all the technical points are understood there remains the whim of fashion which varies over long periods and has moved round, ignoring or praising each artist in turn. Without an understanding of the movement of fashion, past collections and ideas on collecting, it would be hard to understand the subject.

Table of Contents

Fakes and frauds; collecting and fashion; learning to see fakes and frauds; caring for a collection.

Additional information

GOR001532604
Understanding Watercolours by H.L. Mallalieu
Used - Very Good
Hardback
ACC Art Books
1996-01-04
0907462391
9780907462392
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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