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Nineteenth century British painting
Herrmann, Luke.
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London : Giles de la Mare, [2000]

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viii, 416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Preface -- Pt. 1. The legacy of Sir Joshua Reynolds. 1. Benjamin West, PRA (1738-1820) ; 2. Henry Fuseli, RA (1741-1825) ; 3. Sir Henry Raeburn, RA (1756-1823) ; 4. Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (1769-1830) -- Pt. 2. Artists in watercolour. 5. Thomas Girtin (1775-1802) ; 6. John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) ; 7. John Varley (1778-1842), David Cox (1783-1859), Peter de Wint (1784-1849) and their followers ; 8. William Blake (1757-1827) and Samuel Palmer (1805-81) ; 9. Samuel Prout (1783-1852), David Roberts (1796-1864) and later topographical artists -- Pt. 3. Painters of landscape. 10. J.M.W. Turner, RA (1775-1852) ; 11. John Constable, RA (1776-1837) ; 12. John Crome (1768-1821) and the Norwich School ; 13. R.P. Bonington (1802-28) and his followers ; 14. Minor masters of landscape -- Pt. 4. Further aspects of romanticism. 15. James Ward, RA (1769-1859) ; 16. William Etty, RA (1787-1849) ; 17. John Martin (1789-1854) and Francis Danby (1793-1861) ; 18. Sir Edwin Landseer, RA (1803-73) -- Pt. 5. History and narrative. 19. Sir David Wilkie, RA (1785-1841) ; 20. Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) and Sir George Hayter (1792-1871) ; 21. William Mulready, RA (1786-1863), Sir Charles Eastlake, PRA (1793-1865), William Dyce, RA (1806)-64, and Daniel Maclise, RA (1806-70) ; 22. The decoration of the New Palace of Westminster -- Pt. 6. The Pre-Raphaelite movement. 23. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ; 24. William Holman Hunt, OM (1827-1910), and Sir John Everett Millais, Bt, PRA (1829-96) ; 25. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) ; 27. Pre-Raphaelite landscape ; 28. Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Bt (1833-98), and his legacy -- Pt. 7. Anecdotal, literary and social themes. 29. Artists abroad ; 30. C.R. Leslie, RA (1794-1859), Richard Redgrave, RA (1804-88), and other painters of genre ; 31. William Powell Frith, RA (1819-1909) ; 32. Later painters of social realism -- Pt. 8. The revival of the classical. 33. George Frederic Watts, OM, RA (1817-1904), and Frederic, Lord Leighton, PRA (1830-96) ; 34. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA (1836-1912), and Sir Edward Poynter, Bt, PRA (1836-1919) ; 35. Albert Moore (1841-93) and J.W. Waterhouse, RA (1849-1917) -- Pt. 9. From realism to post-impressionism. Realist and idealised landscape ; 37. Painters of modern life ; 38. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) and William McTaggart, RSA (1835-1910) ; 39l New beginnings I: Slade School, New English Art Club, Glasgow Boys, Newlyn ; 40. New beginnings II: Philip Wilson Steer, OM (1860-1942), Walter Sickert (1860-1942) and some younger contemporaries -- Select bibliography-- Photographic acknowledgements -- Index.
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This illuminating volume explores a century in British painting that produced an enormous variety of work, ranging from the beginnings of Romanticism in the late 18th century to the British adoption of impressionism in the late 19th century. Dividing this prolific period into nine sections, the work of each artist is discussed, analyzed, and presented in biographical context. With longer sections devoted to such maior figures as Lawrence, Turner, Constable, Rossetti, Leighton, and Whistler, the artists are placed in the framework of their historical, social, and economic backgrounds. The majority of the paintings and drawings that are examined are handsomely reproduced in more than 300 plates, making this an excellent choice for students, connoisseurs, and collectors as well as anyone interested in British art. Among Luke Herrmann's books isJ.M.W. Turner Watercolours and Drawings.

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Herrmann (emer., Univ. of Leicester), a leading scholar of 18th- and 19th-century British painting, is known for his books on 18th-century British landscape painting and several works on Turner. In the present volume, Herrmann begins with the 1790s and the legacy of Sir Joshua Reynolds, combining biography with the sensitive description of major works of art and including historical, social, and economic factors. The book's first section covers Reynolds's legacy, including West, Fuseli, Raeburn, and Lawrence. Part 2 is devoted to watercolor, including Girtin, Cotman, Varley, deWint, Blake, Palmer, and Prout. Part 3, the major section, includes superb summaries of Turner and Constable (perhaps the book's most significant contribution), Crowe, and Bonington. "Further Aspects of Romanticism" discusses Etty, Ward, Martin, Dandy, and Landseer. "History and Narrative" includes Wilkie, Haydon, Hayter, Mulready, and Dyce, and the decoration of the New Palace of Westminster. Part 7 is titled "Anecdotal, Literary and Social Themes" and Part 8, "Revival of the Classical" (G.F. Watts, Lord Leighton, Alma-Tadema, Poynter, and Albert Moore). Works ranging from realism to Post-Impressionism, including Whistler, Sargent, the Newlyn School, the Glasgow Boys, and Wilson Steer and Waiter Sickert conclude the book. Beautifully written descriptions and summaries; 323 black-and-white illustrations; 82 works in color. A superb publication, highly recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduates through faculty. T. J. McCormick emeritus, Wheaton College (MA)