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The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880, Andrew Wilton, Anne Lyles

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The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880
Title
The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Wilton, Anne Lyles
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The revolution in watercolours of the later eighteenth century and its Victorian aftermath is acknowledged to be one of the greatest triumphs of British art. Its effect was to transform the modest tinted drawing of the topographer into a powerful and highly flexible means of expression for some of the Romantic era's greatest artists, among them Thomas Girtin, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. The painters of the next generation were no less ambitious, and the range of subject-matter and technical inventiveness that was sustained for much of the Victorian period was to set a standard in watercolour painting that was without equal abroad." "In this magnificently illustrated survey of the great age of British watercolours, Andrew Wilton and Anne Lyles trace the development of attitudes to landscape and to the human figure in the landscape from 1750 to 1880. They show how once the traditional pen and ink drawing and its augmented washes of colour had been abandoned in order to paint directly in watercolours without pen outlines, the way was open for the powerful Romantic landscapes of the following decade and beyond, many of which were painted in the wild mountainous regions of Wales and Scotland." "During the nineteenth century, as the gilt-framed exhibition watercolour began to challenge the long-established oil painting in terms of size and in brilliance of colour and effect, the range of subject-matter was broadened to
  • Include scenes of country and town life from every part of Britain and, increasingly, from the Continent too. By mid-century the Near East was attracting many of the greatest Victorian watercolourists, including J. E. Lewis, David Roberts and Edward Lear. Other leading Victorians who regularly worked in watercolour include the Pre-Raphaelite painters John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, and the American-born James McNeill Whistler, all of whom are included in this book."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKV3G
Dewey number
759.209033
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1928
LC item number
.W56 1993
Literary form
non fiction
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1993
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Great Age of British Watercolours, 1750-1880
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Wilton, Andrew
  • Lyles, Anne
  • Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
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  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
  • Watercolor painting, British
  • Watercolor painting
  • Watercolor painting
Label
The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880, Andrew Wilton, Anne Lyles
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Great Age of British Watercolours, 1750-1880', held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 15 January-12 April 1993, and at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 9 May-25 July 1993"--Title page verso
  • "The exhibition was organized by the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Art"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ambition and Ambiguity: Watercolour in Britain -- I. The Structure of Landscape: Eighteenth-century Theory -- II. Man in the Landscape: The Art of Topography -- III. Naturalism -- IV. Picturesque, Antipicturesque: The Composition of Romantic Landscape -- V. Light and Atmosphere -- VI. The Exhibition Watercolour
Control code
ocm60083824
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9783791312545
Lccn
98171298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)60083824
Label
The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880, Andrew Wilton, Anne Lyles
Publication
Note
  • "First published on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Great Age of British Watercolours, 1750-1880', held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 15 January-12 April 1993, and at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 9 May-25 July 1993"--Title page verso
  • "The exhibition was organized by the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Art"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ambition and Ambiguity: Watercolour in Britain -- I. The Structure of Landscape: Eighteenth-century Theory -- II. Man in the Landscape: The Art of Topography -- III. Naturalism -- IV. Picturesque, Antipicturesque: The Composition of Romantic Landscape -- V. Light and Atmosphere -- VI. The Exhibition Watercolour
Control code
ocm60083824
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9783791312545
Lccn
98171298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)60083824

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