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Indian Renaissance : British romantic art and the prospect of India

Author: Hermione De Almeida; George H Gilpin
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
Series: British art and visual culture since 1750, new readings.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of British artists whose travel to the subcontinent of India influenced the Romantic Movement in England. It also discuss the impact of the images on the culture of Victorian Britain. Artists discussed include James Forbes, James Wales, Tilly Kettle, William Hodges, Johan Zoffany Francesco Renaldi, Thomas and William Daniell, Robert Home, Thomas Hickey, Arthur William Devis, R.H. Colebrooke, Alexander  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
In art
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hermione De Almeida; George H Gilpin
ISBN: 075463681X 9780754636816
OCLC Number: 60798505
Description: xv, 336 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: The idea of India : tiger, tree, and cave --
Oriental fantasies and Indian prospects --
English romantic art and the Indian prospect --
Storming Seringapatam : the drama and romance of empire --
Thomas Daniell and the picturesque possession of India --
Dark prospects in the light of empire --
Elegies to an Indian renaissance.
Series Title: British art and visual culture since 1750, new readings.
Responsibility: Hermione de Almeida and George H. Gilpin.

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A comprehensive examination of British artists whose first-hand impressions and prospects of the Indian subcontinent became a stimulus for the Romantic Movement in England. This book also presents a  Read more...

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Prize: winner of the The Association of Historians of British Art prize for 2007 in the post-1800 category '... a welcome addition to the field of British Indian studies. The authors have ... made a Read more...

 
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