19th century

Thomas Banks 1735-1805 Britain's first modern sculptor

64 pages, paperback, 283 x 210mm, 125 illustrations
PRICE: £19.95
ISBN: 978 0 954904 10 4

 

This is the only mongraph on the British sculptor Thomas Banks (1735–1805): it covers his entire oeuvre and is richly illustrated with new photographs of his remarkably accomplished sculpture. Read more


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