ROBERT ROSS FRIEND OF FRIENDS: letters to Robert Ross, Art Critic and Writer, together with extracts from his published articles
Edition: First printing
London: Cape, 1952. Blue cloth. pp 367 + plates; index. Spine a bit sunned, page edges yellowed, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. Robert Baldwin Ross (25 May 1869 - 5 October 1918) was a Canadian journalist, art critic and art dealer, best known for his relationship with Oscar Wilde, to whom he was a devoted friend, lover and literary executor. A grandson of the Canadian reform leader Robert Baldwin, and son of John Ross and Augusta Elizabeth Baldwin, Ross was a pivotal figure on the London literary and artistic scene from the mid-1890s to his early death, and mentored several literary figures, including Siegfried Sassoon. His open homosexuality, in a period when male homosexual acts were illegal, brought him many hardships. - Wikipedia.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover