1907 (historyarchive.org) - no publication date in book; Text by George W.T. Omond; published by A. & C. Black, Soho Square, London, W.; wonderful paintings - 20 watercolor plates and index; hardbound in decorative red boards with gilt lettering on front and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages except for previous owner's inscription (nicely done) on inside page - see pic; no dust jacket.
An impressive example of an A. & C. Black’s illustrated travel book in this western European region. Employing the local color palette of grays, browns, and blacks, with notes of red and blue in costumes and skies, Forestier achieves great atmospheric renderings of this historic area. The quality of austerity is highlighted by glimpses of colorful stained glass windows and verdant meadows. Sir Amedee Forestier was an Anglo-French artist and illustrator who specialized in historical scenes, and landscapes. His paintings are notable for their attention to detail.