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The Lost Watercolours of Edward Bawden

You may know Bawden's post-war graphic work, but there's a side to his work that you may not be familiar with . . .

James Russell has tracked down a remarkable number of Bawden's pre-war watercolour paintings for this illuminating tome. Most of the works were exhibited in one of a series of shows before the war, and purchased by collectors. Finding them required three years of determined detective work; the result is a delight - and sure to prompt a re-appraisal of Bawden's place British art history.

The reproductions in this gorgeous, limited-edition book are simply gorgeous, and amply reward careful examination as well as casual browsing. Bawden's reputation is in some ways eclipsed by his friend Eric Ravilious, whose highly-textured paintings set the tone for post-war art and graphics. But this collection will re-balance the view; Bawden's vision was every bit as dense and textured, and every bit as daring and ground-breaking.

Handsomely bound in cloth and presented in a slipcase, only 850 copies of The Lost Watercolours of Edward Bawden have been produced. Essays by Russell and by publisher Tim Mainstone offer insights into the artist's life and the search for his watercolours.

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