The Grosvenor Gallery: A Palace of Art in Victorian England

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During its brief but illustrious history (1877-1890), London's Grosvenor Gallery displayed the work of many artists-including Edward Burne-Jones, James McNeill Whistler, and Evelyn Pickering De Morgan-and emerged as an influential force in Victorian art and culture. This is the first in-depth exploration of the notorious Gallery, where founders Sir Coutts Lindsay and Lady Blanche Lindsay adopted innovative approaches to art, audiences, and exhibition display, paving the way for modern-day museum practices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300067521
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.23 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Grosvenor Gallery as Palace of Art: An Exhibition Model 9
2 Art Audiences at the Grosvenor Gallery 39
3 "Art Is upon the Town!" The Grosvenor Gallery Winter Exhibitions 59
4 Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelite Circle at the Palace of the Aesthetes 75
5 Whistler's Decorative Darkness 93
6 G. F. Watts at the Grosvenor Gallery: "Poems on Canvas" and the New Internationalism 109
7 Rustic Naturalism at the Grosvenor Gallery 129
8 "Best Shop in London": The Fine Art Society and the Victorian Art Scene 147
Notes 159
Checklist for the Exhibition 190
Lenders to the Exhibition 201
List of Contributors 202
Index 203
Photographic Credits 210
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