This is a comprehensive, scholarly and highly entertaining survey of painting during the Victorian era (c. 1820-1900) throughout the English speaking world. Victorian Painting presents a rich panorama of a fertile and exuberant period, embracing work created in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Divided into 21 chapters and with more than 600 color illustrations, this book covers such themes as mural painting, women artists and the nude. Victorian Painting includes work by celebrated artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais and Winslow Homer, in addition to a wealth of work by lesser-known artists.
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Being a magnum opus on the subject. If one enjoys the painting of the period, it is a must to own and a delight to read and then to dip into again and again.