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Sir John Gilbert : art and imagination in the Victorian age.

Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate/Lund Humphries, 2011.
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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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Named Person: John Gilbert; John Gilbert
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1848220790 9781848220799
OCLC Number: 733081359
Description: 264 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Contents: Foreword and Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chronology; 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 John 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 Bown; 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 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; Select Bibliography; 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; Index; Picture Credits.


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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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