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Abstract for “Farnham – A Memoir of the Artist Marshall Barnes”

During the 1970s Mr Frank Pullinger, of Pullingers Stationers in West Street, published two booklets for sale in his shop. One was entitled ‘Viewing Farnham’ and was intended as a pocket guide to the town. The other was a souvenir booklet of larger format, entitled ‘A Pen Portrays Farnham’. For illustrations of both booklets he made use of a specially commissioned series of pen and ink drawings from the local artist Marshall Barnes ( 1889–1963 ), which he had been selling in the shop on greetings cards and prints.

The present volume includes drawings and edited text by Marshall Barnes from both original booklets, and offers a memoir of the artist, who is still little known in Farnham.