Royal Historical Society of Victoria recently this book, Harold Herbert: Convivial Artist, on the 'for sale' rack struck my eye, and seizing it to investigate further it turned out to be a brief biography of Harold Brocklebank Herbert by John C Trinca. Herbert has been mentioned previously in this blog as the artist who designed the MMTB Roll of Honour. The book has colour plates of a range of his watercolours, including some made during his sojourn in the Middle East as a War Artist in WW2.
Herbert had a range of interests outside his art, including membership of the Savage Club, and also the Cormorant Club, dedicated to preserving trout by eradication of Cormorants - though apparently Herbert seldom despatched a cormorant himself.
A steal at only $10!
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