The Paintings and Drawings of Henry Ospovat 1877-1909 by [OPSOVAT]…

The Paintings and Drawings of Henry Ospovat 1877-1909

London The Baillie Gallery Bruton Street 1909

Art Catalogue. Unpaginated. 4pp introduction which provides useful information on the life of the artist. List of works include drawings for Shakespeare's Sonnets and other illustrated works, 89 numbers + numbers listed 90-115 which are portraits and studies and finally a series of caricatures separately numbered 1-71. The catalogue also notes a number of books for sale at the gallery published respectively by John Lane and J M Dent illustrated by Opsovat. Wrappers slightly browned else good copy. Selling exhibition held soon after the artist's death. Effectively this is a catalogue for a memorial exhibition. He had exhibited at the Ballie Gallery during his lifetime. Opsovat was a painter, draughtsman, illustrator and caricaturist. He was born in Russia of Jewish parents, moved with them and settled in Manchester where he studied at the Manchester School of Art, winning a scholarship in 1897 to the South Kensington Schools (Royal College of Art). Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, he is best known as an illustrator of Shakespeare, Matthew Arnold and Browning.

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