Two exquisite volumes, bound in cloth and presented in an elegant box. With over 480 illustrations, this is the most comprehensive publication to date on one of the greatest painters of the 20th and 21st centuries, Lucien Freud. This includes hundreds of paintings, drawings, sketches, and etchings and even illustrated private letters. His uniquely expressive works are distinguished by textures and chilling contrasts, capturing the viewer's attention down to the finest detail. This sumptuous set results from a collaboration between David Dawson, director of the Lucian Freud Archive and, for over two decades, the artist's assistant, model and friend, author Martin Gayford and editor Mark Holborn.