Homer Martin: Poet in Landscape [1 of 7 deluxe copies; extra material]
Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr.

Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr. Homer Martin: Poet in Landscape. NY: Privately Printed 1912 [Frederic Fairchild Sherman]. 76 + ca. 20 ills. on 13 pls., one of them the mounted color frontispiece. Guardsheets. Fine hardcover in slipcase. Full red leather, red moire silk endpapers. Spine and top page edges gilt. The binding is signed Sherman. Embossed stamp on frontispiece guardsheet of former owner, a prominent art gallery. One of 7 copies on Roman vellum in this deluxe edition. ** Laid in is a typewritten sheet headed "The following portrait sketches by Homer D. Martin are from a pocket sketch book of his of the late 1870's which was formerly the property of one of his first patrons, James Stillman, Sr." A list of 17 works follows, with the note "These portrait sketches (mostly pencil drawings) were sold by The Walpole Galleries, 12 West 48th Street, New York City Thursday January 19th 1928." Martin was a second-generation Hudson River School painter of landscapes of "quiet lyricism and shimmering light." In his day, he was called "the first of the American impressionists" (quotes from Richard J. Boyle, American Impressionism). (Item ID: 1006076)


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