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THE GREAT AGE OF BRITISH WATERCOLOURS, 1750-1880. Andrew Wilton and Anne Lyles. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1993. Organized in association with National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 340 pp. with 388 ills. (332 col.). 31 x 26 cm. ISBN 3791312545 In English.
An ambitious review of the dramatic flourishing of watercolor painting in Britain from the mid-18th century through the Victorian era, this substantial catalogue features fine color reproductions of 326 landscapes, nature studies, still lifes, genre scenes, and architectural and topographical views by Sandby, Girtin, Cotman, Turner, Cox, Constable, Blake, Whistler and some 80 other artists. Six critical essays accompanying the thematically arranged works are prefaced by an insightful discussion of the revolutionary technical and aesthetic innovations through which British artists transformed watercolor painting into an art form of great versatility.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,10,15,17
Worldwide Number: 023975
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