Michael Hall

Country Life Every Week - - My Favourite Painting Mark Price -

On Jan­uary 8, 1897, com­muters brows­ing sta­tion book­stalls while wait­ing for their trains were con­fronted by an in­trigu­ing new mag­a­zine: Sub­ti­tled ‘A jour­nal for all in­ter­ested in coun­try life and coun­try pur­suits, with which is in­cor­po­rated Rac­ing Il­lus­trated’, it was a lux­u­ri­ous folio printed on heavy, glossy pa­per and—as its name promised— was well il­lus­trated with large black-and-

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