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City of gold and mud : painting Victorian London

Author: Nancy Rose Marshall
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2012.
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City of Gold and Mud raises questions about the Victorian metropole in terms of how these popular paintings of modern life portrayed national and imperial identities; relationships of race, class, and gender; and the values, desires, and fears of their makers and users. Nancy Rose Marshall draws on artists' writings, arts criticism, popular poetry, news reports, cartoons, tourist guides, religious tracts, and more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
In art
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Rose Marshall
ISBN: 9780300174465 0300174462
OCLC Number: 748812839
Description: vii, 312 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction. City of gold and mud : painting Victorian London --
Looking at London : the public sphere and the individual --
"The whirl and rush of harmony" : representing the London crowd --
Imperial illumination : William Holman Hunt's London Bridge and royal spectacle in the modern city --
"More than an empty show"? : William Logsdail's Ninth of November and civic pageantry --
"As black and sweep-like as I could desire" : dirt, blackness, and the representation of street types --
"A defiant parade of rags" : images of working-class children --
Horror embodied : Luke Fildes's Casual ward --
"Latent Edens" : the urban pastoral --
"A dim world, where monsters dwell" : the spatial time of the Sydenham Crystal Palace Dinosaur Park.
Other Titles: Painting Victorian London
Responsibility: Nancy Rose Marshall.


London was the quintessential modern city of the 19th century, and its artists were the first to rise to the challenge of depicting the many facets of this new world. This title draws on artists'  Read more...
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Short-listed for the 2013 Historians of British Art Book Prize for the 19th Century Contemporary Category. -- Historians of British Art Historians of British Art

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