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Westlake, N.H.J.

Outlines of the history of design in mural painting principally during the Christian era. With an introduction on the art of the pre-Christian period.

London, James Parker and Co 1902, 1905.

Reference: 9228
Price: £250 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. 2 vols. (12) + 134pp, 216 text ills ; (8) + 190pp, 208 text ills. Publisher’s cloth. From the library of the Art Workers Guild, with their pictorial bookplate. A good copy.

A history of mural painting up to the end of the twelfth century, with particular emphasis on Christian church art of 8th -11th century date. Westlake’s principal patron, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, had died in 1900, and these volumes are therefore dedicated to Bute’s son, the 4th Marquess.