The ‘Old’ Water-Colour Society 1804-1904. [inlcuding the colour-plate “The Windfall” – by Arthur Rackham].
London, Paris and New York, Offices of ‘The Studio,’ 1905. 21.5 cm x 29 cm. XLVI, 40 colour plates. Hardcover [publisher’s original cloth] with gilt lettering on spine and gilt titling and design to front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some minor occasional foxing. [The Studio – Special Spring Number, 1905]
Includes, for example, the following: A Chronolocal List of the Members and Associates of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours from the Foundation of the Society in 1804 to the Present Time / The History of the Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours / The Members of the Society (including Arthur Rackham) //
Colour reproductions of works by artists such as George Barret, Peter de Wint, David Cox, Carl Haag, Francis Powell, Herbert Marshall, Ernest Waterlow, Robert Allan, and Edwin Alexander, Arthur Rackham, Edward Burne-Jones as well as many more.
Charles Holme (1848–1923) was an English journalist and art critic, founding editor of The Studio from 1893. He published a series of books promoting peasant art in the first decades of the 20th century.
The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art was an illustrated fine arts and decorative arts magazine published in London from 1893 until 1964. The magazine exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. It was absorbed into Studio International magazine in 1964.
The establishment of exhibition societies was one of the great innovations in artistic life in 18th-century Britain.
The Royal Watercolour Society (originally called the Society of Painters in Water Colours, briefly the Society of Painters in Oil and Watercolours, and for much of its existence the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours) is an English institution of painters working in watercolours.The society was founded as the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1804 by William Frederick Wells. Its original membership was William Sawrey Gilpin, Robert Hills, John Claude Nattes, John Varley, Cornelius Varley, Francis Nicholson, Samuel Shelley, William Henry Pyne and Nicholas Pocock. The members seceded from the Royal Academy where they felt that their work commanded insufficient respect and attention.
In 1812, the Society reformed as the Society of Painters in Oil and Watercolours, reverting to its original name in 1820. In 1831 a schism created another group, the New Society for Painters in Water Colours, and so the 1804 group became known as the Old Water Colour Society, and just the Old Society. The New Society subsequently became the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, which still exists today. The Old Society obtained its Royal charter 1881 under the presidency of Sir John Gilbert as the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. (Wikipedia)