British Artists At The Front by Paul Nash; C.R.W Nevinson & Co 1st 1919
London: Country Life Limited (1919) A scarce and complete four part set, with each part retaining the fragile original wrappers. Full page colour and B/W illustrations throughout by these acclaimed war artists.All in just about very good condition.The oversize paper covers have edge wear and nicks. Spines are incomplete in all.The 4th vol covers and first few pages have come away from the book spine.All plates and pages are present in all of the 4 titles. Internally the pages are clean. Minor nicks,toning and creasing in places but not affecting the plates. A very cheap production and it is remarkable that they have survived.
British Artists at the Front was a publication series created in 1918 by Wellington House – also known as the War Propaganda Bureau. The Bureau was overseen by Charles Masterman, head of wartime propaganda, at the instruction of the British government. Each volume features the work of the following official British War Artists, as commissioned by Masterman: C R W Nevinson, Sir John Lavery, Paul Nash and Eric Kennington. The publication displayed some outstanding artwork, and helped to cement the artists’ reputations in Britain, France and the US. A scarce set.