Forty Drawings By Horace Brodzky.
Original oatmeal cloth. A very good copy in like, unclipped dust wrapper.
William Heinneman Ltd, London.,
Folio, 9 x 11 inches. 17 pp. text + 40 full-page reproductions of pen and ink drawings. Loosely inserted is a letter on headed notepaper from Mrs Maud Adeline Cloudesley Brereton to W. Pryor, to whom the book was given as a gift.
Brodzky, a Russian-Australian, was noted for his single-line technique, which relied solely on outlines to convey what other artists might convey with shading and texture. His studies are predominantly of female nudes. Mrs. Cloudesley Brereton was known principally for her work in public health and, speaking of the book in her letter, says '..I bought it because [a] friend James Laver wrote the letterpress' and describes it as 'Essentially an Artists' book of Art.'
[Stock No. 18921]