Author(s): AMELIA JANE MURRAY
Was $60.00. A REGENCY LADY'S FAERY BOWER by Amelia Jane Murray. Beautiful illustrations throughout. 1985 Collins, hardback, dust jacket, good. condition. Out-of-print. Amelia Jane Murray was known as Emily by her family, and a very prestigious family it was. She was the niece of the Duke of Atholl who was at the time the Governor of the Isle of Man. As her father died when she was five, Emily grew up on Man in a privileged position at Mount Murray and later Castle Mona. Emily was instructed in drawing, sketching and watercolours as was every proper Regency lady, and her work has echoes of Canova, Bewick and Flaxman. She drew these fairies in her twenties in the 1820s before the Victorian vogue for fairies began. There was an interest in fairies during the Regency fostered by Scott' s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border' and the 1815 Brothers Grimm stories, but certainly Emily was in the vanguard of the fashion for fairies. Emily Murray' s fairies are certainly perfect little Regency ladies. They have that 'Look' of the Regency. Their gowns display classical simplicity, and their diaphanous scarves appeared in fashion plates of the day. She had no text with her paintings; in this book appropriate poems and excerpts have been added to the drawings to add to the reader' s enjoyment. ISBN: 9780001950399 Title: A REGENCY LADYS FAERY BOWER Author: MURRAY, AMELIA JANE Year: 1985 Format: HARD BACK Publication date: 24/06/1985 Price: $20.00 Pages: 64
1985, First edition. A very good copy in a very good d/w.