The Grosvenor Gallery: A Palace of Art in Victorian England

The Grosvenor Gallery: A Palace of Art in Victorian England

by Susan P. Casteras
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300067521
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Grosvenor Gallery as Palace of Art: An Exhibition Model9
2Art Audiences at the Grosvenor Gallery39
3"Art Is upon the Town!" The Grosvenor Gallery Winter Exhibitions59
4Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelite Circle at the Palace of the Aesthetes75
5Whistler's Decorative Darkness93
6G. F. Watts at the Grosvenor Gallery: "Poems on Canvas" and the New Internationalism109
7Rustic Naturalism at the Grosvenor Gallery129
8"Best Shop in London": The Fine Art Society and the Victorian Art Scene147
Notes159
Checklist for the Exhibition190
Lenders to the Exhibition201
List of Contributors202
Index203
Photographic Credits210

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