Publication: The Sun and Shadow Press, 2005, Oak Cliff
First edition. 8vo. Generic ink inscription on the front pictorial fly leaf signed by Lucretia Donnell Coke. Color pictorial, stiff wrappers, bound and tied with red ribbon, frontispiece (portrait of Lucretia Donnell by Frank Reaugh), editor's introduction, illustrated with 104 plates of which 74 are in full color, plus 11 drawings, photographs, index. Tells of a group of artists who sought to preserve many of Texas's landscapes on canvas, knowing that the automobile age would soon change everything. Highly recommended Steven Davis, Special Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Includes color plates of many artists including Frank Reaugh. Published in conjunction with the Warm River Gallery, Lakeway, Texas. Lucretia Donnell Coke was a pastel portrait and landscape artist. Her mother was the painter and teacher, Lucretia Ayers Donnell, who took advantage of a course of lessons under the "Dean of Texas Artists," Frank Reaugh. She took her daughter, "little Lucretia," with her one time when the "help" hadn't shown up. To keep the little six-year-old girl busy, Mr. Reaugh gave her pencil and paper. When class was over, he asked Mrs. Donnell if he could teach her daughter. From that day "Mr. Reaugh" and his teaching became a part of her life. Covers lightly rubbed and a small corner crease to the lower front cover corner, else a very good, internally clean and tight copy.
Inventory Number: 46032