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Book Description
Mabel Early was born in Sheffield in 1910 and showed an early aptitude for drawing and painting. This interest was nurtured and she won a prestigious place at the Slade School to study fine art. At the Slade, in the early thirties, she trained as a painter where a portrait of her was painted by Mary Williamson (now held with a number of other works by Mabel at Exeter University). The present work was probably a diploma piece for the Slade where she appears to have studied calligraphy and water colour; She published a few works on toy making and craft work through ^gThe Studio^g and B.T. Batsford Press and was based in the Exeter area where she died in 2001. The illustrations appear to have been influenced by Art Deco and Ballet Russe designs and colours, and would have fitted well into this artistic period.
Author [COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor]. EARLY, Mabel Illustrator.
Date [c. 1930]
Binding stitched as issued in contemporary black boards, a little worn and rubbed.
Condition Manuscript in ink. 8vo, pp. [14]; with four watercolour illustrations pasted in;

Price: £450.00

Offered by Pickering & Chatto

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