John Kasmin Postcards - Want Softback Catalogue

Want is a compilation of postcards collected by the legendary art dealer John Kasmin. The subjects are beggars photographed predominantly in the nineteenth-century.

This product has been discontinued. Discover more items below or email mailorder@royalacademy.org.uk and we can suggest something similar which you may also like.

£9.95
Out of stock

More details

No. of Pages 128
No. of Illustrations 100
Dimensions 18 x 12cm
Fabric & material Paperback
SKU 02081090

Delivery & returns information

UK delivery within 3 to 5 working days*

Free UK delivery on orders £50 and over

* For made to order Epic Posters by Surface View please allow up to 14 working days for the order to be processed, printed and delivered within the UK

Product story

Want is a compilation of postcards collected by the legendary art dealer John Kasmin. The subjects are beggars photographed predominantly in the nineteenth-century. Beggars are one of the most evocative subjects in Kasmin's collection and this selection of postcards reflects the arresting imagery and engaging - although often disturbing - social narratives that first attracted him to the mendicant motif. In a series of short commentaries Kasmin articulates that attraction, going behind each of the postcards to establish their provenance and describe their fascination.

Reviews