G. F. Watts: The Last Great Victorian

G. F. Watts: The Last Great Victorian

by Veronica Franklin Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300105770

ISBN-13: 9780300105773

Pub. Date: 08/30/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

George Frederic Watts (1817–1904) was a titanic figure in nineteenth-century British art. The father of British Symbolism and portrait painter of his age, he forged a controversial career that spanned the reign of Queen Victoria. This book, the first in-depth biography of Watts, sheds new light on the pioneering spirit and breadth of mind of the

Overview

George Frederic Watts (1817–1904) was a titanic figure in nineteenth-century British art. The father of British Symbolism and portrait painter of his age, he forged a controversial career that spanned the reign of Queen Victoria. This book, the first in-depth biography of Watts, sheds new light on the pioneering spirit and breadth of mind of the artist.
Drawing on Watts’s abundant personal correspondence and diaries and an array of other contemporary documents, the book chronicles the artist’s career and personal life, including his friendships with Edward Burne-Jones, Frederic Leighton, William Gladstone, and Alfred Tennyson and his relationships with a series of singular women. The book also examines Watts’s wide reforming zeal and political agenda as well as his role and dealings in the Victorian art world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300105773
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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