Hugh Thomson: His Art, His Letters, His Humour and His Charm

Hugh Thomson: His Art, His Letters, His Humour and His Charm

Hugh Thomson: His Art, His Letters, His Humour and His Charm

Hugh Thomson: His Art, His Letters, His Humour and His Charm

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Here at length is set before you the Life of Hugh Thomson. You have in it a book that deals with the life of an artist, a man of strong character and high principle, delicate in his happy humour and gentle in his kindness, and withal in heart and in demeanour modest.

It is a Memoir in which life and action tell their own full tale without frequent introduction of art-criticism or technical estimate to appraise our subject's works one by one. These, as we recall them, justify themselves in accordance with the impression they are known to have made upon the world that welcomed them. It is, in brief, a Biography rather than a disquisition, and in it the interested reader will watch the selfdrawn development without being troubled on our part by the "assessment and censorious adjudication" of a past day. He will see how the artist made his way along his appointed

The Headpiece is from a drawing contributed by Hugh Thomson to a private publication.

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