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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880.
Munich : Prestel-Verlag ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by te Neues, ©1993
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Andrew Wilton; Anne Lyles; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
|Notes:||"First published on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Great Age of British Watercolours, 1750-1880', held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 15 January-12 April 1993, and at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 9 May-25 July 1993"--Title page verso.
"The exhibition was organized by the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Art"--Title page verso.
|Description:||339 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction : Ambition and Ambiguity : Watercolour in Britain --
I. The structure of landscape : Eighteenth century Theory --
II. Man in the Landscape : The Art of Topography --
III. Naturalism --
Iv. Picturesque, Antipicturesque : The Composition of Romantic Landscape --
V. Light and Atmosphere --
VI. The Exhibition Watercolour.
|Responsibility:||Andrew Wilton, Anne Lyles.|
Includes scenes of country and town life from every part of Britain and, increasingly, from the Continent too. By mid-century the Near East was attracting many of the greatest Victorian watercolourists, including J.E. Lewis, David Roberts and Edward Lear. Other leading Victorians who regularly worked in watercolour include the Pre-Raphaelite painters John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, and the American-born James McNeill Whistler, all of whom are included in this book."--Jacket.