"Mr.Mann is one of the most distinguished representatives of the Glasgow School of Painting. He has painted portraits of the King, the Princess Royal as well as members of other reigning houses & countless people of distinction in Britain and America.
Until the publication of this book no other well known Portrait painter has been persuaded to set out the secret of his success, here the author lays bare every detail of technique. He talks to the reader in a friendly, practical way about sitters and art dealers, about the first sketch for a portrait & how far to carry it, about pigments & colour & the drawing of the head. He has intensely valuable chapters on lighting & studio arrangements & last, but not least, every point is made completely clear by large scale reproductions in colour and monochrome, from portraits of every school & from explanatory sketches & painting in colour by the author."
Dust jacket absent, green boards faded on and near spine, also foxing near spine and edges of boards. All text pages are clear and crisp; pages edges are untrimmed and moderately age soiled. The 7 colour plates and 48 b/w plates are in beautiful condition.
The image shown is a portrait of "Bobby and Bayard" by the author, dated 1930, from chapter 17 "Children".