As They Really Were. Citizens of Alnwick 1831

Original price was: £25.00.Current price is: £10.00.

As They Really Were – Keith Middlemas 

175 large-format pages


Published Price £25  Bailiffgate price only £10 


As They Really Were gives us a unique collection of drawings of ordinary people going about their business in the small town of Alnwick in the 1830’s and their stories. Amazing characters like Luke Skelley, professional hole-stopper pictured below. The skill of the artist and the quality of the reproduction gives us a clear view of their character. Each individual is brought back to life with infinite care, and this book is an invaluable pre-cursor to abilities of photography which followed soon after.

“Rather than produce “types” or caricatures Percy Forster’s drawings observe each individual with care”

Sandy Nairne Director, National Portrait Gallery

Please note: This book would make and ideal gift. Stock is currently available but limited. Copies may be purchased to collect from the museum shop online or in person during normal opening hours. The book can be posted to anywhere in the UK mainland*

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