This work provides an informative chronological survey of a century of British painting. It progresses from the beginnings of Romanticism in the late 18th century to the British adoption of Impressionism in the late 19th century.
Nineteenth Century British Painting by Luke Herrmann
Nineteenth Century British Painting provides a succinct and informative chronological survey of a century of British painting which produced a great variety of work. It progresses from the beginnings of Romanticism in the late eighteenth century to the British adoption of Impressionism in the late nineteenth, dividing this prolific period into nine parts. In each part the work of the major figures in particular movements or genres is discussed and analysed, and each painter is presented in a biographical context. The artists are set in the framework of their historical, social and economic background. The majority of the paintings and drawings that are examined in detail are reproduced in the 323 plates, 82 of them in colour. The book is intended to be used more as an introduction, and where appropriate as a textbook, than as a work of reference, although its arrangement will enable readers to obtain fuller information about individual artists, with longer sections devoted to such major figures as Lawrence, Turner, Constable, Rossetti, Leighton and Whistler. The last decade has seen a growing interest in nineteenth century British art in this country, and also in the United States and on the Continent. During this time much has been published in the field and there has been a succession of important exhibitions. Even so, there is no up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the whole century on the market. Nineteenth Century British Painting fills the gap, meeting the need for such a book among undergraduate and graduate students, and among connoisseurs and collectors. It will also have a strong appeal for people with a general interest in the period.
Customer Reviews - Nineteenth Century British Painting
'...this concise, well-balanced and immensely knowledgeable survey.' Richard Cork in The Times '... Luke Herrmann's comprehensive survey...I know I shall repeatedly refer to it.' Frank Whitford in the Sunday Times 'For those with a more serious interest in art history, [his book] is the best-written introduction to the subject. From Romanticism to Impressionism, it is an amazingly comprehensive chronological survey.' Richard Dorment in the Daily Telegraph 'A superb publication, highly recommended.' Choice
About Luke Herrmann
Luke Herrmann is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of Leicester, and has taught and lectured on the 18th and 19th centuries for many years. Before joining the History of Art Department at Leicester in 1967, he worked for a decade in the Department of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. He has published numerous books and articles, including Ruskin and Turner (1968), British Landscape Painting of the Eighteenth Century (1973), Turner (1975), Paul and Thomas Sandby (1986), Turner Prints (1990) and Oxford Companion to J.M.W. Turner (2001: co-editor).. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and Honorary Editor of the Walpole Society.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The legacy of Sir Joshua Reynolds: Benjamin West, PRA (1738-1820); Henry Fuseli, RA (1741-1825); Sir Henry Raeburn, RA (1756-1823); Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (1769-1830). Part 2 Artists in water-colour: Thomas Girtin (177501802); John Sell Cotman (1782-1842);; John Varley, David Cox, Peter de Wint and their followers; William Blake (1757-1827) and Samuel Palmer (1805-1881); Samuel Prout (1783-1852), David Roberts (1796-1864). Part 3 Painters of landscape: J.M.W. Turner, RA (177501851); John Constable, RA (1776-1837); John Crome (1768-1821) and the Norwich School; R.P. Bonington (1802-1928 and his followers; minor masters of landscape. Part 4 Further aspects of Romanticism: James Ward, RA (1769-1859); William Etty, RA (12787-1849); John Martin (1789-1854) and Francis Danby (1793-1861). Part 5 History and narrative: Sir David Wilkie, RA (1785-1841); Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) and Sir George Hayter (1792-1871); William Mulready, RA (1786-1863), Sir Charles Eastlake, PRA (1793-1865), William Dyce, RA (1806-64) and Daniel Maclise, RA (1806-70); the decoration of the new Palace of Westminster. Part 6 Part 6 The pre-Raphaelite movement: the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood: William Holman Hunt, OM (1827-1910) and Sir John Everett Millais, Bt, PRA (1829-96); Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82); Ford Madox Brown (1821-93) and other pre-Raphaelite associates; pre-Raphaelite landscape; Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt (1833-98) and his legacy. Part 7 Anecdotal, literary and social themes: artists abroad; C.R. Leslie, RA (1794-1859), Richard Redgrave, RA (1804-88) and other painters of genre; William Powell Frith, RA (1819-1909); later painters of social realism. Part 8 The revival of the classical: George Frederic Watts, OM, RA (1817-1904 and Frederic, Lord Leighton, PRA (1830-96); Sir Lawrence Alama-Tadema, OM RA (1836-1912); and Sir Edward Pounter, Bt, PRA (1836-1919); Albert Moore (1841093) and J.W. Waterhouse, RA (1849-1917). Part 9 From realism to post-Impressionism: realistic and idealised landscape. (Part contents).
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