/C20th Art
  • The Narrow Land

    Christine Dwyer Hickey

    Cape Cod, 1950: a family holiday is disrupted by the presence of Edward Hopper and Jo, his wife. By a very accomplished Irish writer.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

    Edited by Evita Arapoglou

    The beautifully-produced catalogue of a wonderful exhibition that has moved from Cyprus to Athens and now to the British Museum. The friendship of these three men lasted five decades, and is illustrated by a profusion of paintings, letters, photographs, etc. The labyrinthine network of their circle (Stephen Spender, Ann Fleming, Lucian Freud, Nikos Kazantsakis…) is a roll-call of lasting fascination.

    We have imported this from Cyprus, and believe stock may prove limited.

    Paperback £30.00
  • A Suffolk Eye

    Maggi Hambling and Jamie Gilham

    Brings together the works of the Suffolk artist Harry Hambling (1902-1998). By his daughter, Maggi, the better known Hambling… With contributions from Andrew Lambirth and George Melly.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Lucian Freud

    Edited by Martin Gayford, David Dawson & Mark Holborn

    The finest presentation of Freud’s work to date,  in 2 clothbound vols, in a slipcase. A collaborative triumph between David Dawson (director of the Lucian Freud Archive and for two decades Freud’s assistant, model, and friend), author and art critic Martin Gayford, and editor Mark Holborn.

    Hardback £395.00
  • Mary Newcomb: Drawing from Observation

    Tessa Newcomb

    The latest in the superb Lund Humphries series on British C20th artists. This includes diary extracts. Newcomb was a wonderful painter, with a gentle eye.

    Hardback £35.00
  • Collector: The Story of Sergei Shchukin and His Lost Masterpieces

    Natalia Semenova

    A biography of the man whose astounding collection emerged from Russia last year and was shown in Paris.

    Hardback £25.00
  • St Ives: The art and the artists

    Chris Stephens

    A good illustrated account of the group that spanned three generations and included Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton.

    Hardback £26.00
  • From Omega to Charleston: The Art of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant 1910-1934

    Edited by Matthew Travers

    In the early 1930s Kenneth and Jane Clark dined with the art dealer and collector Joseph Duveen, where they ate from a fabulous blue and gold Sevres dinner service made for Catherine the Great; so taken were they with the splendour that they commissioned a dinner service from Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. The result – that, incidentally, Kenneth Clark did not much like – was their ‘Famous Women’ dinner service. The set of 48 dinner plates from the service are adorned with portraits of actresses, writers, queens and notorious beauties from all parts of the world and from all eras, from Helen of Troy, Sappho and Lady Shikibu to Greta Garbo, Ellen Terry and Virginia Woolf.

    This catalogue shows each of these plates, as well as other works by DG and VB. It also includes a brief memoir by Richard Shone about Duncan Grant and of Charleston, which he first visited in 1965 as a schoolboy, his friendship with DG struck up over two days spent sitting for a portrait. There are contributions by many others, including Frances Spalding and Hana Leaper.

    Hardback £75.00
  • Peter Lanyon: Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil Paintings and Three-Dimensional Works

    Toby Treves

    A magnificent and substantial book, by the small press that produced the fine William Nicholson catalogue raisonné a few years ago.

    Hardback £150.00