The Paintings of Graham Sumner
Imprint: Greenhill Books
224 Pages, 6.7 x 9.6 in, 125 color illustrations
- November 2022
- In Stock
Introduced with a foreword by best-selling historian and author Adrian Goldsworthy, Sumner’s beautiful color reconstructions of Ancient Roman warriors over time are complemented expertly with informative, enlightening text by eminent historian and author Simon Elliott.
This combination of Sumner’s illustrations and Elliott’s writing leaves no stone unturned as they divulge information about this fascinating period of military history in mesmerizing, intricate detail. Readers will swiftly become fully immersed in this ancient world, and will leave it with a wealth of knowledge about and a profound understanding of the warriors of Ancient Rome, and a great appreciation for Sumner and Elliott’s expertise in the area.
“…comprised of a stunning compilation of museum quality artwork and informative commentary. Especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, college, and university library Roman Military History collections.” ~Midwest Book Review
“This lavishly produced volume from Greenhill Books features Sumner’s art (including some never-seen-before pieces) with a historical text to accompany each plate by Elliott. Adrian Goldsworthy, in the Foreword, points to Sumner’s long experiences with the Ermine Street Guard as a contributing factor to his art… There is much to enjoy and savour here - for the Roman military historian, the lover of art, for budding illustrators... This volume stands as a testament to Sumner’s career of researching and informing (and entertaining) readers and viewers. Put it on your coffee table and convert someone to a historian (or artists) today!” ~Ancient Warfare Magazine