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The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880

Author: Andrew Wilton; Anne Lyles; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Munich : Prestel-Verlag ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by te Neues, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The revolution in watercolours of the later eighteenth century and its Victorian aftermath is acknowledged to be one of the greatest triumphs of British art. Its effect was to transform the modest tinted drawing of the topographer into a powerful and highly flexible means of expression for some of the Romantic era's greatest artists, among them Thomas Girtin, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. The painters of the
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Wilton, Andrew.
Great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880.
Munich : Prestel-Verlag ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by te Neues, ©1993
(OCoLC)624394887
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wilton; Anne Lyles; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 3791312545 9783791312545
OCLC Number: 27780181
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.

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An illustrated survey of watercolour paintings with approximately 285 reproductions in colour and 60 in black and white.  Read more...

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