London; New York: William Heinemann; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. Limited First edition. Hardcover. 1/360. Folio (18 x 14 1/2"). pp (Text),  leaves (Plates). Uncut. Original blind wrappers over burgundy cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of John S. Sargent. Half-title and title page in red and black lettering. Book housed in its original box, with title label laid on top lid, and limitation slip at bottom flap of top lid.
Published two years after the artist's death, "The Work of John S. Sargent R. A." is a stunning visual homage to the renown American artist considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury.
During his career, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida.
This work is splendidly illustrated throughout with 88 duo-tone plates, each facing its captioned tissue-guard.
One of 360 numbered copies, of which this is No. 51.
Professionaly repaired closed tears at upper and bottom flap of box's top lid. Minor and sporadic creasing and closed tears along edges of blind wrappers. Box in overall good, wrappers in good, binding and interior in very good, plates in fine condition. g to vg. Item #42125