The Life of Henry Tonks by Joseph Hone


Author of  The Life of George Moore.
Henry Tonks (1862 – 1937) was a surgeon before taking up a career in art. He was born in Solihull, educated in Bristol and studied medicine in Brighton and London. From 1888 he took evening art classes at Westminster School of Art; by 1892 he had begun teaching at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he became an influential instructor to the likes of Stanley Spencer, Augustus John and Paul Nash. During World War I he resumed his career as a surgeon and famously created a series of pastel drawings of facial injury cases. By 1918 Tonks had become an official War Artist touring the Western Front with John Singer Sargent; in 1919, he visited Archangel, Russia. Post-war he continued as Slade Professor of Fine Art. He died at his home in Chelsea, London in 1937.

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A hardcover edition with brown boards, gilt lettering and clipped dust cover. There is foxing throughout and heavy toning but the text, black-and-white photographs, illustrations and sketches are clear and legible. The dust jacket has some tearing and rubbing mainly along the edges. There is a previous owner’s paper label on the inside front board and a previous owner’s black ink inscription on the inside front page.

Now in a protective plastic cover to prevent further damage

Publisher: William Heinemann, London.

Publication Date: First published 1939.

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