Author: Harrington, Peter; Norie, Orlando; Tomasek, Michel
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
New book, 172 pages. Orlando Norie is considered to have been one of the foremost illustrators of the British Army in the 19th Century, with thousands of watercolors to his credit in public and private collections. His pictures are highly sought after and command high prices. Many of these wonderful pictures are revealed here for the first time. The Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection in Brown University Library, Rhode Island, USA, possesses one of the largest public collections of original military watercolors by Orlando Norie. The pictures in the Brown military collection range from single figure uniform studies or composites, to genre and battle scenes and at least one named portrait. These are published as a group for the first time along with Michel Tomasek's masterful account of Norie's life, including comments on the artist's British pictures by Peter Harrington. Containing over 200 high quality colour reproduction printed on heavy wieght gloss paper, this book is a treasure trove of stunning illustrations of the British Army from the 1850's to the 1890's.