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Sir John Gilbert : art and imagination in the Victorian age

Author: Spike Bucklow; Sally Woodcock; Mark Bills; John Gilbert; Guildhall Art Gallery.
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together a selection of large-scale historical paintings, modest and rarely seen landscape watercolours, illustrated novels and children's books, newspaper illustrations and ephemera from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Gilbert; John Gilbert
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spike Bucklow; Sally Woodcock; Mark Bills; John Gilbert; Guildhall Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9781848220799 1848220790
OCLC Number: 729742455
Notes: Published by Lund Humphries in association with Guildhall Art Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London, Apr. 29-Aug. 29, 2011.
Description: 264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Sir John Gilbert: a biographical sketch / Vivien Knight and Mark Bills --
The Blackheath of John Gilbert / Neil Rhind --
John Gilbert as a book illustrator: master of historical romance / Paul Goldman --
'A distinctive character to the illustration of news': Sir Johh Gilbert and the pictorial press / Mark Bills --
'He kinged it there among the nigglers': Sir John Gilbert and the Royal Watercolour Society / Timothy Wilcox --
Gilbert in Fairyland: The enchanted forest and the transfigured landscape / Nicola Brown --
Sir John Gilbert and the Old Masters / Kathleen Froyen --
Gilbert: his relationship with contemporary practice / Spike Bucklow --
A marriage of methods: exploring Gilbert's ordinary and extraordinary uses of watercolour and the gouache techniques / Libby Sheldon --
Gilbert's frames and their context in Guildhall Art Gallery / Caroline Oliver --
Utility, versatility and obscurity: the sources and selection of SIr John Gilbert's oil painting materials / Sally Woodcock --
Gilbert's account with his colourman, Charles Roberson & Co. --
Technical examination of Sir John Gilbert's watercolours and oil paintings from the collection of Guildhall Art Gallery, London --
Selected list of works exhibited or sold in Gilbert's lifetime, from published sources and sketchbook references.
Responsibility: edited by Spike Bucklow and Sally Woodcock ; with contributions by Mark Bills [and others].

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'this book, with its many essays and illustrations, will be of value not only to those interested in Gilbert but also anybody interested in the wider topic of Victorian culture and society.' Arlis

 
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