[CHARLES CONDER]. The Society of Twelve. First exhibition : 1904
London : Messrs. Obach & Co., 1904. Quarto, lettered wrappers, app edges (a little creased) string tie, ownership inscription of notable art critic Denus Sutton to preliminary blank, pp. , printed on Van Golden Zonen laid paper, black and white illustrations, introduction by Laurence Binyon, catalogue of works, inserted slip with the artist’s names, a fine copy.
‘Various societies in the past and int he present have included among their objects the encouragement of original etching and engraving. But none now exists for that exclusive object. To fill this place the present Society has been formed. …’ – the introduction.
The Society of Twelve was formed in 1904 by the artists George Clausen, Gordon Craig, William Nicholson, William Strang, Sturge Moore, Will Rothenstein, Charles Ricketts, D. Y. Cameron, C. H. Shannon, A. E. John, Charles Conder and Muirhead Bone. It would focus on original printmaking, drawing and graphic arts. It ended in 1915.
‘Denys Miller Sutton (10 August 1917 – 30 January 1991) was a British art critic and historian known for his focus on European artists before 1800 (Old Masters) and Asian art. He was art critic for the Financial Times and editor of Apollo magazine’ – Wikipedia
Unrecorded in Australian collections.