The Life and Work of Sarah Purser. Limited Edition (1996)
Author: John O'Grady
Book ID: 64026
The Life and Work of Sarah Purser. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1996. First Edition, Limited Issue. Pp 288. Bound in full crimson double-weave buckram boards, title lettered in gilt to spine, housed in publisher’s matching slipcase. A fine bright copy.
Limited Numbered Edition of 75 Copies, Signed by the Author & Publisher.
Profusely illustrated with coloured plates & numerous drawings throughout the text.
Sarah Purser was born in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, in 1848. Having studied art in Switzerland and Dublin, in 1878, she moved to Paris to study at the Académie Julian. On her return to Dublin, Purser established herself as a much sought-after portrait painter and champion of the arts. Her pictures are in many public collections, but she was also a driving force behind the establishment of the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery and the very important Friends of the National Collections of Ireland.