London / New York: Heinemann / Dodd, Mead & Company, 1901. Hardcover. Folio (15 1/4 x 12"). ix, , 121, pp (Text Vol.);  leaves (Plates) (Plates Vol.). Original 3/4 morocco over burgundy cloth, with gold lettering and ruling to spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Title in red and black lettering. Decorative initials (Text volume). Original burgundy cloth covered portfolio, with gold lettering to front cover (Plates volume).
Deluxe edition of this splendid monograph on Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), a renown Scottish portrait painter and Scotland's first significant portrait painter since the Union to remain based in Scotland. Raeburn's notoriety was such that he served as portrait painter to King George IV.
The text volume contains several in-text reproductions of the artist's work, as well as a detailed biographical and descriptive catalogue by John L. Caw.
Its companion volume is a striking portfolio of 66 plates printed on India paper. The mounts for the plates measure 15 x 11.4" (38cm x 29cm); the printed images themselves vary in size, but are typically about 7.5 x 6" (19cm by 15cm). Each of the 66 plates is tissue-guarded.
Binding and portfolio are both partly rubbed along edges. Closed tear at upper back joint of portfolio. Binding and portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition.
Portraits by Sir Henry Raeburn, 1756-1823, Loan Exhibition, March 28 to April 16 1938: Published in New York by Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc. Quarto (10 3/4 x 8 1/4"). 12, pp (Text), 14, pp (Plates). Original printed wrappers. Catalogue of a loan exhibition held in New York City in 1938, for the benefit of the Adopt a Family Committee of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. Contains 14 b/w portraits at rear.
Slight age-toning and soiling to wrappers. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #42350