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Kidson, Alex

Overview
Works: 37 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 1,444 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Catalogs  Illustrations 
Roles: Editor, Dedicatee
Classifications: N6797.R57, 759.2
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Most widely held works by Alex Kidson
George Romney, 1734-1802 by Alex Kidson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Romney was one of the key figures in British art in the late eighteenth century. The main rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough - and for much of his career more fashionable than both - Romney as a portraitist helped create the Regency style with his mature brand of mannerism, elegance and informality. His chief ambition, however, was to succeed as a history painter and he made countless drawings for literary and mythological pictures that he never had time to paint. These drawings, executed with a boldness and freedom that have appealed to many artists in the later twentieth century, mark Romney as one of the first Romantics." "This book marks the bicentenary of Romney's death and reflects a new stage in his popularity. One hundred years ago, collectors fought to obtain his portraits of fresh-faced women, especially those of Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, who in the mid-1780s became his favourite model and muse. As the more snobbish and sexist aspects of Edwardian taste became outdated, Romney's art fell spectacularly from favor. To this day, it has remained little understood in detail, and this book offers the first in-depth modern overview of his career." "This book illustrates over 200 works by Romney. Many of them are reproduced here for the first time, while many more have been the subject of new research. George Romney is considered afresh in the light of these discoveries and he emerges at his best as one of the most brilliant and inventive artists of his time."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool by Elizabeth E Barker ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1768 Joseph Wright left his native city of Derby and moved to Liverpool in search of recognition and success. Earlier the same year he had exhibited the masterly Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump to great acclaim in London, but he had failed to sell the picture. He would also, at the end of the year, find himself excluded from the Royal Academy. Liverpool offered Wright the opportunity to engage with wealthy clients who had little experience of art patronage. He painted portraits of the prosperous merchants and their families, and he continued to develop the brilliantly illuminated subject paintings on which his reputation chiefly rests today." "This illustrated book examines Wright's decisive impact on the artistic climate of the expanding port town of Liverpool and on the other artists working there. The Merseyside network of merchants, bankers, and amateur and professional artists that Wright encountered in the years around 1770 is identified as his true historical milieu. The book serves as the catalogue of the exhibition of the same name shown at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven in 2007-8."--BOOK JACKET
Those delightful regions of imagination : essays on George Romney ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earlier British paintings in the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House by Alex Kidson ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earlier British paintings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery by Alex Kidson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The enchantress, Emma, Lady Hamilton : the Jean Kislak collection ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonathan Froud : 'made up about it' : Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 26th October-1st December, 1985 by Alex Kidson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney's Titania and her attendants by George Romney ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arturo Di Stefano : Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, 29 January-14 March 1993 by Arturo Di Stefano ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Stubbs by Martin Myrone ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sudley : the Emma Holt bequest : a guide to the collection by Alex Kidson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Wright of Derby and the arts of Liverpool : laying the foundations of taste by Elizabeth E Barker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Wright of Derby and the 'dawn of taste' in Liverpool by Elizabeth E Barker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney : 1734 - 1802 ; [to accompagny the exhibition "George Romney 1734 - 1802" at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 8 February - 21 April 2002 ...] ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney, 1734-1802 : [Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, 8 february-21 april 2002 : London, National Portrait Gallery, 30 may-18 august 2002] ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graham Ashton, dumb reminders : Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 10 March - 3 April, 1984, Camden Arts Centre, London, 5 October - 28 October, 1984 by Graham Ashton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graham Ashton : Dumb Reminders by Alex Kidson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney by George Romney ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney (1734-1802) was a key figure in British art in the late eighteenth century. Romney's life and art are introduced in this film
 
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