Book Description

b/w. frontis. portrait of Bullock with one of his sculptures; titles; contents list, list of lenders & introduction to front. George Bullock was a brilliantly original and stylish furniture maker and sculptor who died, probably aged 35, in 1818. Virtually forgotten from that moment, he is now suddenly arousing extraordinary interest among historians and collectors, provoking a description of him as 'a rival to Chippendale' (The Times). The recent sale of pieces by him from Tew Park and the uncovering of information about the furniture he made for Napoleon on St Helena have sent ripples through the art world. Bullock's highly original designs and patriotic use of British woods, marbles and decorative motifs attracted a distinguished clientele, including Sir Walter Scott, James Watt Junior, Matthew R. Boulton, the Duke of Atholl and the Portuguese Ambassador to London. This is the first book to be published on Bullock. It is the catalogue of a major exhibition mounted by Blairman's of London and the National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside (Sudley Art Gallery) and includes a full survey of Bullock's varied and sometimes surprising career as well as more than 120 illustrations of his work. It has been compiled by Martin Levy, Clive Wainwright and Lucy Wood, together with Timothy Stevens, who has contributed a detailed analysis of Bullock's career as a sculptor. Essential reading for anyone interested in this 'eminent artist' of 'peculiar genius' who transformed the character of early 19th-century British furniture design.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Gilt titles spine; Dust Jacket un-clipped; illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.; Includes chronology & bibliography.
Author Wainwright, Clive
Date 1968
Binding Hardcover (Original Black Cloth)
Publisher John Murray; London
Condition Near fine in near fine dust jacket(in archive acetate film protection)
Pages 160

Price: £15.00

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