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Black Victorians : black people in British art, 1800-1900

Author: Jan Marsh; Manchester City Art Gallery.; Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery.
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries, 2005.
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"The black presence in Victorian art is greater than may be supposed. Indeed, the expanding art market in the nineteenth century was largely based on British prosperity resulting from imperial commerce and conquest. It can therefore be said that Victorian art owes its existence to those who are relatively absent from its images. Black Victorians brings together over 100 images depicting black figures, to reveal the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Black Victorians.
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries, 2005
(OCoLC)629891658
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Marsh; Manchester City Art Gallery.; Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery.
ISBN: 0853319308 9780853319306 9780901673640 0901673641
OCLC Number: 61217830
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Manchester Art Gallery Oct. 1, 2005-Jan. 6, 2006, and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Jan. 28-Apr. 2, 2006.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: TImeline 1800-1900 --
The Black presence in British art 1800-1900 : introduction and overview / Jan Marsh --
At home in England : Black imagery across the Atlantic / Radiclani Clytus --
Observations and interpretation : travelling artists in Egypt / Briony Llewellyn --
Vénus africaine : race, beauty and African-ness / Charmaine Nelson --
Icon of the age : 'Africa', Victoria and The secret of England's greatness / Jan Marsh --
Victorian photography and the mapping of the Black presence / Caroline Bressey.
Responsibility: edited byJan Marsh.
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