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LOUIS FAIRFAX MUCKLEY RBA (1862-1926)

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c. 1890 United

Offered by Sarah Colegrave

£850 gbp
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Louis Fairfax Muckley was born in Worcestershire and studied at Birmingham School of Art where his fellow classmates and friends were the artists Frank Richards and Arthur Gaskin. A leading illustrator, etcher, painter and designer, he came into contact with the influential art of William Morris and while still a student he illustrated his first major book: R. D. Blackmore’s Fringila (1885). In the 1890’s Muckley was commissioned for numerous illustrations from leading periodicals such as The Graphic and the Illustrated London News. He was also a founding designer for The Quest (the short-lived periodical of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft) and The Quiver. Perhaps his finest achievement was his illustrative work for the Kelmscott Press, Spenser’s Faerie Queen, which was published in 1897 and considered a masterpiece of late Pre-Raphaelite art.

As a painter of genre and Symbolist works he exhibited at the Royal Academy, New Gallery and elsewhere. Among other major collections examples of his work are included in the Victoria and Albert Museum and Birmingham Art Gallery. He lived in Stourbridge.
Dimensions
Height 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Width 17.50 cm (6.89 inches)
External Height 45.00 cm (17.72 inches)
External Width 34.50 cm (13.58 inches)
Stock Code
1740
Medium
Watercolour heightened with white
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Sarah Colegrave

Sarah Colegrave
London

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