Black Victorians: Black People in British Art, 1800-1900

Black Victorians: Black People in British Art, 1800-1900

by Jan Marsh
     
 


Presenting an important opportunity to assess how black figures have been portrayed in British art, Black Victorians is a fascinating survey of a subject that has been given little coverage to date. It is essential reading for anyone seeking a fresh perspective on a well-documented period of British history.

Prize: 'Creating the Performance' award

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Presenting an important opportunity to assess how black figures have been portrayed in British art, Black Victorians is a fascinating survey of a subject that has been given little coverage to date. It is essential reading for anyone seeking a fresh perspective on a well-documented period of British history.

Prize: 'Creating the Performance' award from the Progress Trust in recognition of its role in promoting the understanding of Black history and for work with the Black community through the exhibition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853319306
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jan Marsh is known for ground-breaking studies of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, and the major exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists (1997-8). Prior to her work as an art historian and curator, she worked during the apartheid years with the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa. Caroline Bressey is Research Fellow on Historical Geographies of the Black Community in Victorian Britain at University College London, UK, and Vice Chair of the Black and Asian Studies Association. Radiclani Clytus is currently with the African-American studies department at Yale University, USA, and was formerly Research Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. Briony Llewellyn is an art historian specialising in travel artists' depictions of the Middle East and North Africa. She is currently preparing a monograph on John Frederick Lewis. Charmaine Nelson is Assistant Professor in Art History at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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