Herbert Draper A Life Study

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Herbert Draper was one of the most successful painters of classical mythologies and elegant portraits, in the period between the turn of the Twentieth Century and the advent of the First World War. His pictures are the archetypes of the Victorian classical revival; dramatic and sensually charged subjects of beautiful maidens and dynamic heroes. Neglected for over half a century, Draper's work has finally been reassessed. He is now regarded as one of the last great painters of classical narratives in late ...
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2003 HARDCOVER New 9781851493784. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--HARDCOVER. 160 pages; 177 illustratinos including 54 in color. Description: "Herbert Draper ... was one of the most successful painters of classical mythologies and elegant portraits, in the period between the turn of the Twentieth Century and the advent of the First World War. His pictures are the archetypes of the Victorian classical revival; dramatic and sensually charged subjects of beautiful maidens and dynamic heroes. Neglected for over half a century, Draper's work has finally been reassessed. He is now regarded as one of the last great painters of classical narratives in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Herbert Draper: A Life Study is the first study of Draper's art and life, largely based on previously unstudied material in private archives. Many of the pictures reproduced in this book for the first time are now in private collections and have not been exhibited since Draper's death." Read more Show Less

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Herbert Draper was one of the most successful painters of classical mythologies and elegant portraits, in the period between the turn of the Twentieth Century and the advent of the First World War. His pictures are the archetypes of the Victorian classical revival; dramatic and sensually charged subjects of beautiful maidens and dynamic heroes. Neglected for over half a century, Draper's work has finally been reassessed. He is now regarded as one of the last great painters of classical narratives in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Herbert Draper: A Life Study is the first study of Draper's art and life, largely based on previously unstudied material in private archives. Many of the pictures reproduced in this book for the first time are now in private collections and have not been exhibited since Draper's death.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781851493784
  • Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 The Septimus Child - 1863-1890 49
Ch. 2 The Lure of Rome - 1890-1893 56
Ch. 3 The Kiss of Death - 1894 67
Ch. 4 The Olive and the Vine - 1895-1896 71
Ch. 5 Nympholeptos - 1897 82
Ch. 6 Apollo Parnassus of St. John's Wood - 1898 87
Ch. 7 Dreams of Mischief and Innocence - 1899 95
Ch. 8 Fire and Water - 1900 99
Ch. 9 Enrapture and Encapture - 1901 105
Ch. 10 Reaching ever Upward - 1902 and 1903 110
Ch. 11 A Golden Age - 1904 117
Ch. 12 Time and Tide - 1905 and 1906 124
Ch. 13 Love Songs - 1908 132
Ch. 14 Man-Eaters - 1909 140
Ch. 15 Against the Waves - 1910-1912 147
Ch. 16 Perilous Waters - 1913-1914 152
Ch. 17 Air-raids and Sirens - 1914-1917 156
Ch. 18 A New Dawn - 1918-1920 163
Postscript: Life after Death 169
Notes 171
Catalogue Raisonne 177
Index of Titles 203
Index 205
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