Album of Twelve Original Watercolor Paintings of Feathers on Silk Album of Twelve Original Watercolor Paintings of Feathers on Silk Album of Twelve Original Watercolor Paintings of Feathers on Silk Album of Twelve Original Watercolor Paintings of Feathers on Silk

Album of Twelve Original Watercolor Paintings of Feathers on Silk

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From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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N.d., late Victorian or Edwardian period. The album binding measures 19 cm square, and the silk pieces are 16 cm square, including the decorative fringes. Each silk has two to three very colorful feathers painted, with one general larger than the other one or two. The paintings are outstanding in how they manage meticulous detail while simultaneously exuding an extraordinary, almost austere, simplicity. The detail tells in the irregular spacing between the feathery threads, and they come off almost like trompe oeil in their three dimensionality. The artistry bridges traditional literalism with modernist abstraction, not unlike George O'Keefe in her studies of bones. The album folder is of a white to beige silk with a decorative repeat pattern of bells and possibly flowers -- the shapes are inexact and a touch abstract. Woven into the silk are the letters F.R., presumably the monogram of the album compiler. A thin woven cord runs along all the edges, and the album can be sealed with silk ribbon which is tied in a bow on the front cover edge. Bookseller Inventory # 004061

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Title: Album of Twelve Original Watercolor ...

Book Condition:Very Good

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