The Victorians

The Victorians

British Painting, 1837-1901

Book - 1996
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During Queen Victoria's reign Britain was the world's most powerful and technologically advanced country, and British painters responded to their nation's rapid industrialization and increasing materialism with a mixture of realism and romanticism. Illustrated and discussed in this book are characteristically Victorian narrative and genre paintings, and also work that reflected international cultural developments. From the medieval tendencies of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other Pre-Raphaelites to the classicism of Frederic Leighton and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Victorian painting is seen to have encompassed a broad range of subjects and styles.
Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art ; New York : Distributed by Abrams, [1996], ©1996
ISBN: 9780810963429
Branch Call Number: 759.2074 Wa
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Helmreich, Anne
Brock, Charles 1959-


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