French Art in Nineteenth-Century Britain

French Art in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Edward Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300106890

ISBN-13: 9780300106893

Pub. Date: 08/10/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

During the nineteenth century, what had been British hostility toward French art shifted toward acceptance and even enthusiasm, a change that transformed British art. This book charts the impact of French culture on British art and, to a lesser extent, the influence of British art in France during the nineteenth century. Thoroughly original, it is the first full

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During the nineteenth century, what had been British hostility toward French art shifted toward acceptance and even enthusiasm, a change that transformed British art. This book charts the impact of French culture on British art and, to a lesser extent, the influence of British art in France during the nineteenth century. Thoroughly original, it is the first full overview of artistic and cultural relations between the two most important European nations of the period.

Extending its reach beyond Romanticism and Impressionism, the book offers an encyclopedic account of all aspects of the British reception of French art in the nineteenth century. It demonstrates in detail how the rapprochement between French and British art over the course of the century effected fundamental and lasting change throughout the British art world. This is an essential volume for anyone with an interest in the art of Britain and France and in the political, social, economic, and cultural contexts in which art is created.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300106893
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/10/2005
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1The eighteenth-century background, nationalism and the Napoleonic wars3
2Rome17
3The training of the artist26
4The romantic print and watercolour42
5Romanticism in France and Britain50
6Genre59
7French literature and history69
8Whig patronage and radical internationalism73
9Royal patronage and Whig attitudes91
10Women100
11International exhibitions115
12Exhibitions and dealers in England127
13Refugees and economic migrants144
14The British discovery of Northern France161
15The English circle of Ary Scheffer and collectors in Manchester and Liverpool176
16Architecture and the gothic revival192
17Periodicals and art criticism206
18Classicism, idealism and symbolism219
19Barbizon, Rodin and Scotland231
20Sculpture245
21Whistler and his circle259
22The new English art club271
23The opposition to France277
AppBritish art students in Paris : a chronological list289

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