Inscribed by Author. (c.1920)



Published: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. London. No date. Circa 1920

Date: c.1920

Collins King's Classics edition. 8vo. Inscribed by Symons on the front free endpaper " To Dora Gordine from Arthur Symons November 14: 1925". A very good tidy copy in publishers beige cloth with dark green label, lettered and with wavy line border, all in gilt, to the spine. Top edge gilt.

Dora Gordine was a noted Estonian Sculptor who regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy and Leicester Galleries in London as well as shows at The Fine Art Society & The London Jewish Museum of Art. Symons was a great champion of her work. Reviewing one of her Leicester Galleries exhibitions in a 1938 edition of the Spectator, Symons wrote; 'Her profound sense of pure form in sculpture, heedless alike of realism and of exaggerated abstraction, is united with the subtlest delicacy of modelling, and these qualities combine to endow her bronzes with an abnormal power, an almost uncanny life, which only the sculpture of the greatest civilisations of the past has been able to produce.' Also a collector of her work, Symons and his wife bequeathed Gordine's 'A Malay Sultana' to the Tate Collection.


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