Art in the Age of Queen Victoria: Treasures from the Royal Academy of Arts Permanent Collection

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This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the art and artists of Britain's Victorian age, a long and peaceful period that produced works of immense variety and beauty. Drawing on more than 70 paintings and sculptures from the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the book discusses important artists of the time, their subjects, styles, and techniques, and the role of the Royal Academy during Queen Victoria's reign.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300079975
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Benefactors 7
President's Foreword 9
A Brief Survey of Victorian Painting 12
The Royal Academy in the Age of Queen Victoria 26
The Royal Academy Schools in the Victorian Period 40
Victorian Painting Technique: A Craft Reinvented? 48
Presidents of the Royal Academy of Arts during the Reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) 55
Historical Genre 67
Mythological and Classical Subjects 89
Modern Genre 103
Towards the Exotic 123
Landscape Painting 131
Biographies 143
Chronology 161
Bibliography 164
List of Artists Represented 166
Photographic Credits 167
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