London. Allison & Busby. 1995. First edition. Red cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xxiv, 295 pages. 31 black and white and 52 colour illustrations. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). 0.7kg. 0850318491. English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; not price-clipped, slight spotting to top edge.
A biography of the English painter Christopher Wood. Ingleby focusses on the artistically active years of Wood's life, from 1920 to his sudden and mysterious suicide in 1930. He draws on Wood's letters to his mother and Winifred Nicholson, as well as many contemporary sources linked to those who knew him. Wood was one of the few English artists of the early twentieth century to straddle the English channel and to be equally well known in Paris as in London. His wide and cosmopolitan coterie included Cocteau, Picasso, Max Jacob, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Augustus John, Diaghilev and Francis Rose.