First edition:48 pages, numerous black and white illustrations and colour plates of her works, which are interleaved with full page protective tissue, beige cloth boards, a very good copy in the illustrated dust jacket.
On 16 September 1902 Maude Francis Eyston Sumner, SA painter, who lived, worked and exhibited in SA, England and France, was born in Johannesburg. Maud Sumner lived in South Africa, London, England, and Paris France. She died in 1985 in Johannesburg. Sumner completed a Masters in Literature at Oxford University in 1925, and studied at the Westminster School of Art in London from 1926-32. Until 1938 she studied in Paris under Naum Aronson and others and returned to South Africa shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War. She is well known as a painter of landscapes. She is one of South Africa's most distinguished artists and her paintings are highly sought after by collectors. http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/maude-francis-eyston-sumner-sa-painter-born
This first critical-biographical study of Sumner as an artist contains many illustrations which give a comprehensive survey of all stages of her paintings, and her exceptional range. Sumner's work is widely dispersed in art galleries and private collections throughout the world.
- Overall Condition: A very good copy
- Size: Folio (370x 270mm)