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OP THE SWAGGER PORTRAIT: GRAND MANNER PORTRAITURE IN BRITAIN FROM VAN DYCK TO AUGUSTUS JOHN, 1630-1930. Andrew Wilton. Tate Gallery, London, 1992. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Washington Press, Seattle. 240 pp. with 155 ills. (86 col.). 31 x 24 cm. ISBN 1854371061 In English.
Tracing the lasting influence on British painters of the flamboyantly theatrical style of portraiture introduced into English art by Van Dyck, this scholarly catalogue features excellent full-page reproductions and substantial individual discussions of 79 full-length formal portraits produced by 37 noted artists, among them Lely, Batoni, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Raeburn, Lawrence, Millais and Sargent. A lengthy text examining the British adaptation of European grand manner portraiture details the contributions of individual artists and discusses the impact of social and political factors on the evolution and status of the genre in England.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,15
Worldwide Number: 023766
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