The definitive book


'Frank Henry Mason: Marine Painter and Poster Artist' by Edward Yardley

Published by Colley Books Ltd, Stanton House,Stanton-in-Peak, Derbyshire, DE4 2LR.

ISBN 978 0 993 1892 2 7


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About the book


Hardback: 96 pages, 92 main text colour illustrations and 296 illustrations (almost all are in colour) supporting the three catalogue sections in the Appendices.


Watercraft Magazine 2015 says "page after page of the most beautiful paintings, including a full catalogue of posters, carriage prints and cover art - is an absolute delight"


"Having finished the book I can only congratulate you on it. The truth will out - the book is a gem. I can't speak to highly of it. Apart from being wonderfully researched and well written it's beautiful produced. One of the best example of its kind I've had the pleasure of reading." D.A.B.


So an exciting new addition to the study of this marine painter and commercial artist. The book includes much new biographical research and also analyses his work, not only as a painter, but also as an etcher, a commercial artist and book illustrator, a builder and repairer of ships models, and an iconic poster designer for the railways and the shipping companies.

Bibliography and catalogue

Furthermore it contains a full bibliography, a list of Mason’s works in Public Collections, and a full List of Exhibited works.Perhaps this book's most important contribution to the study of Frank Mason’s enormous and varied body of work is a Catalogue Raisonne of over 200 Mason Railway posters, illustrated with thumbnail illustrations.There is also a full complete catalogue of his 17 carriage print designs, a full catalogue of Mason etchings published by the Fine Art Trade Guild and a complete catalogue of his magnum opus of book illustration, 53 works painted for the Blue Peter magazine, all illustrated in full colour.


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