'I awleis admired your talent' - The artistic life of Georgiana Jane Henderson (nee Keate) (1771-1850)

'I awleis admired your talent' - The artistic life of Georgiana Jane Henderson (nee Keate) (1771-1850)

by Susan Bennett
     
 
Artistic accomplishment was an important social and cultural skill for young women of the elite and aristocratic classes in the eighteenth century. Georgiana Keate, the subject of this book, is an example of just such an accomplished young woman. Using the previously unknown diaries of Georgiana, and other contemporary sources, to reconstruct her life and to

Overview

Artistic accomplishment was an important social and cultural skill for young women of the elite and aristocratic classes in the eighteenth century. Georgiana Keate, the subject of this book, is an example of just such an accomplished young woman. Using the previously unknown diaries of Georgiana, and other contemporary sources, to reconstruct her life and to illustrate her artistic education, this book compares her experience with other young women of her class at this time. Also considered are Georgiana's experiences with professional and amateur artists of this period such as Angelica Kauffman and Mary Delany, together with her connections within the artistic and literary circles of this time. Integral to her artistic endeavours is her father, the amateur artist and poet George Keate. Her marriage to the amateur artist John Henderson caused upset within the family, but Georgiana happily swapped her artistic life for that of wife and mother. This overview of a female amateur artist should be of interest to students of art, social and women's history of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783639109139
Publisher:
VDM Verlag
Publication date:
12/11/2008
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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