Cloth binding for ‘Etching in England’

Joseph William Gleeson White


Cloth binding with gilt overlays

9½ x 6¾ inches

Another of Gleeson White's organic designs in the style of Art Nouveau, suggestive of both vine-tendrils and the stems of flowers. The bold title=panel typifies the artist's emphasis on bold clarity; the ensemble as a whole is prefigurative of Art Deco, and could easily be mistaken for a book of the 1920s.

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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

From the Simon Cooke Collection [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]