Brangwyn, Small archive / Collection with two important publications on and by F…

Brangwyn, Small archive / Collection with two important publications on and by F

Brangwyn, Frank. Small archive / Collection with two important publications on and by Frank Brangwyn (one of them signed in crayon with Brangwyn’s monogram “F.B.”), two vintage silver gelatin photographs showing Frank Brangwyn standing in the Garden and sitting inside of “The Jointure”, his sussex home; also included are a Royal Academy Invitation (signed in full by Brangwyn), 3 exhibition catalogues and a prayer card “for the soul of Sir Francois Guillaume Brangwyn, R.A”. The books included are: 1.The Decorative Art of Frank Brangwyn – A Study of the Problems of Decoration with Special reference to the Work of this Artist by Herbert Furst – Illustrated with 33 Reproductions in Colour and 150 in Monochrome / 2. The Bridge – A Chapter in the History of Building – Illustrated in Colour and Black and White by Frank Brangwyn and written by Christian Barman. Two Volumes plus ephemera (As described above). London, The Bodley Head, 1924 / 1926. Folio / Quarto. 229, [2] / XI, 249 pages. Original Hardcover in protective collector’s mylar with all ephemera loosely inserted. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

The two Volumes include several excellent chapters which represent Brangwyn’s impact on art and design: The Art of Decoration – Jewelry, Embroidery and Fans, Metal Work, Carpets and Tapestries, Rooms and Furniture, The Selfridge Decorations, The Panama Exposition, Decoration for the New Court House, Cleveland (Ohio), Bing’s Hotel, Art as an Organ of Human Life, etc.

Sir Frank William Brangwyn RA RWS RBA (12 May 1867 – 11 June 1956) was an Anglo-Welsh artist, painter, water colourist, engraver, illustrator and progressive designer.
Brangwyn was an artistic jack-of-all-trades. As well as paintings and drawings, he produced designs for stained glass, furniture, ceramics, table glassware, buildings and interiors, was a lithographer and woodcutter and was a book illustrator. It has been estimated that during his lifetime Brangwyn produced over 12,000 works. His mural commissions would cover over 22,000 sq ft (2,000 m2) of canvas, he painted over 1,000 oils, over 660 mixed media works (watercolours, gouache), over 500 etchings, about 400 wood engravings and woodcuts, 280 lithographs, 40 architectural and interior designs, 230 designs for items of furniture and 20 stained glass panels and windows.

Brangwyn received some artistic training, probably from his father, and later from Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and in the workshops of William Morris, but he was largely an autodidact without a formal artistic education. When, at the age of seventeen, one of his paintings was accepted at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, he was strengthened in his conviction to become an artist. Initially he painted traditional subjects about the sea and life on the seas. His 1890 canvas, Funeral At Sea won a medal of the third class at the 1891 Paris Salon. The murals for which Brangwyn was famous, and during his lifetime he was very famous indeed, were brightly coloured and crowded with details of plants and animals, although they became flatter and less flamboyant later in his life. (Wikipedia)

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Brangwyn, Small archive / Collection with two important publications on and by Frank Brangwyn
Brangwyn, Small archive / Collection with two important publications on and by F
Brangwyn, Small archive / Collection with two important publications on and by F
Brangwyn, Small archive / Collection with two important publications on and by F