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Golden Hours: The paintings of Arthur J.Elsley 1860-1952

Parker, Terry

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ISBN 10: 0903685574 / ISBN 13: 9780903685573
Published by RIchard Dennis, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, 1998
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Signed by the author on the half-title. Black hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, no inscriptions.Light soiling to front endpaper. Hint of sunning to very edges of text throughout. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to front cover. 136pp. Profusely illustrated in b/w and colour throughout. This book is a comprehensive account of the work of Arthur J.Elsley, the most popular "chocolate box" artist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003167

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Title: Golden Hours: The paintings of Arthur ...

Publisher: RIchard Dennis, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Arthur J. Elsley was the most popular 'chocolate box' artist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period; over 150 of his works were reproduced as prints. Long dismissed by art historians, this genre now demands reappraisal as an important aspect of Victorian art. Its appealing qualities are extremely accessible, presenting a comfortable, idealized world of clean, smiling children that has brought pleasure to millions.

Terry Parker has interviewed Elsley's only child and principal model, whose reminiscences and anecdotes bring his work to life. Her archive of photographs of Elsley's studio and models, together with his address book, provide rare insight into the workings of this artist.

Auction houses have witnessed an astronomical rise in the popularity of Elsley's oil paintings in the last ten years: one piece sold for $220,000.00 in 1996. Modern greeting card, calendar and print companies remain eager to reproduce his images, which are still found on a wide variety of products.

About the Author:

Neil Hartling is a respected nature writer, traveler, and adventurer.

Terry Parker's photographs have graced the pages of travel magazines and calendars.

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