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[32 original pencil sketches by Winifred Austen, drawn for] A Book of Dogs
[32 original pencil sketches by Winifred Austen, drawn for] A Book of Dogs Being a Discourse on them, with Many Tales and Wonders Gathered by E. Nesbit, and Original Pencil Drawing by Winifred Austen.
London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1898.
Oblong 8vo (170 x 240mm, 6¾ x 9½"), illustrated cloth; pp. (iv)+60, photogravure frontispiece, offset-lithographic text illustrations throughout. WITH 32 original pencil sketches on 27 cards, largest 240 x 300mm (9½ x 11¾"). WITH ink a.l.s. signed by Austen. Three images have foxing.
A collection of pencil sketches by Winifred Austen (1876 1964) drawn to illustrate 'A Book of Dogs', including one not used. The signed letter, dated 23rd February 1904, was to accompany 28 cards sent by Austen to William H. Ward, who had engraved and printed the book six years earlier, with a typed list on the second page. Of the 28, one ('Tatters') is marked in pencil 'To Helen Hofer' and is not present here. Ward initialed the letter as confirmation of receipt two days later. Among the breeds illustrated are a bulldog, pug, Irish terrier, dingo, Schipperke and dingo. Winifred Austen (1876-1964) was a painter and engraver known for her pictures of animals and birds, publishing individual plates and illustrating several books.
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[Tom Tit Family].
[Tom Tit Family].
Winifred Austen [signed in pencil lower right].
[n.d.]
Coloured aquatint 190 x 260mm Some printing stains in outer margins. Previously laid on card backing, however removed.
By Winifred Austen, R.I., R.E. (1876-1964). Although she also worked in both oils and watercolours, Austen is most highly regarded as an etcher. She made some two hundred etched plates and the naturalist Sir Peter Scott said she was 'certainly the best bird etcher of this century'. illustrator, painter, etcher and aquatint engraver of birds and mammals.
Guichard British Etchers: pg.24. "Warwick Galleries" stamp lower right.
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[Wild Geese on the Marshes.]
[Wild Geese on the Marshes.]
Winifred Austen [signed in pencil lower right].
[n.d.]
Coloured aquatint 290 x 390mm
By Winifred Austen, R.I., R.E. (1876-1964). Although she also worked in both oils and watercolours, Austen is most highly regarded as an etcher. She made some two hundred etched plates and the naturalist Sir Peter Scott said she was 'certainly the best bird etcher of this century'. illustrator, painter, etcher and aquatint engraver of birds and mammals.
Guichard British Etchers: pg.24.
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