Maria Spilsbury (1766-1820): Artist and Evangelical
  • Maria Spilsbury (1766-1820): Artist and Evangelical
  • Maria Spilsbury (1766-1820): Artist and Evangelical

Maria Spilsbury (1766-1820): Artist and Evangelical

by Charlotte Yeldham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754669912

ISBN-13: 9780754669913

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Maria Spilsbury Taylor (1776-1820) lived and worked in London and Ireland and was patronized by the Prince Regent. A painter of portraits, genre scenes, biblical subjects and large crowd compositions—an unusual feature in women's art of this period—she is represented in major museums and art galleries as well as in numerous private collections. Her work,

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Maria Spilsbury Taylor (1776-1820) lived and worked in London and Ireland and was patronized by the Prince Regent. A painter of portraits, genre scenes, biblical subjects and large crowd compositions—an unusual feature in women's art of this period—she is represented in major museums and art galleries as well as in numerous private collections. Her work, hitherto considered on a purely decorative level, merits closer attention. For the first time, this volume argues the relevance of Spilsbury's religious background, and in particular her evangelical and Moravian connections, to the interpretation of her art and examines her pervasive, and often inovert references to the Bible, hymnody and religious writing. The art that emerges is distinctly Protestant and evangelical, offering a vivid illustration of the mood of patriotic, Protestant fervour that characterized the quarter century succeeding the French revolution. This focus may be situated in the general context of increasing interest in the religious faith of historical actors—men and women—in the eighteenth century, and in the related contexts of growing acknowledgement of a religious aspect to "enlightenment" art, as well as investigations into Protestant culture in Ireland. The book is extensively illustrated and contains a list of all of Spilsbury's known works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754669913
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Abbreviations

Introduction 1

1 Family Background 9

2 A Moravian Childhood 15

3 Early Career 33

4 Themes 1798-1813 53

5 Exhibition and Marriage 113

6 Ireland 1813/14 to 1820 123

7 Reputation 165

List of Works 171

Bibliography 187

Index 205

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