[Sketchbooks, and related material.]

Batchelor (Roland, Artist)

[Sketchbooks, and related material.]

- Jarrett (Patricia) Roland Batchelor, water-colours and drawings. A 20th-century view of the human comedy. Introduction by Ernest Greenwood. Edinburgh: Christopher Skilton, 1982, FIRST EDITION, Batchelor illustrations throughout with many colour-printed, pp. 84, 4to, original brown leatherette, backstrip lettered in gilt, monochrome photograph of Batchelor loosely inserted, dustjacket, very good - Sketchbook ['Normandy 1961'], various pen and water-colour sketches of figures and scenes with the majority in colour, pp. 56, foolscap 8vo, original spiral-bound sketchbook with 'Normandy 1961' and 'Bernay, Orbec' written by artist in pen to front, a few indeterminate sums to back in Batchelor's hand, very good - Sketchbook [undated], pen and pencil sketches of various figures with many to a page mostly, some notes as to colouring and shading, pp. [23], foolscap 8vo, original cloth-backed sketchbook with a few loose pages at front, Batchelor's name in pencil to rear, very good - Notebook [undated, circa 1949], pen and pencil notes with the occasional sketch, foolscap 8vo, original wrappers , a little fraying and creasing with an inkspot at head and some handling marks to front, good 4 Vols.

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Publication Details: 1982

Notes: The copy of Jarrett's book is Batchelor's own, with his address label at the head of the flyleaf above an affectionate verse inscription from the author. Roland Batchelor is an enduringly popular artist who specialises in a light-hearted and very human portrait of everyday French life. The sketchbooks offer a pleasing insight into the artist's process, with the undated example showing earlier stages of the process as Batchelor explores modes of representing the people he depicts, concentrating most on angle and posture; in the Normandy sketchbook we have examples very close to his finished art...more

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Price: £3,000

Subject: Modern Illustrated

Published Date: 1982

Stock Number: 56994

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