Sir John Gilbert: Art and Imagination in the Victorian Age
Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897) was an avid painter, illustrator and President of the Royal Watercolour Society to name just a few of his many accomplishments, creating impressive images, rooted in narrative, romance and escapism; however, his name has been lost to the likes of Frederic Lord Leighton and John Everett Millais who dominated the Victorian art world.
This book offers the opportunity to learn more about his rarely seen landscape watercolours, illustrated novels, newspaper illustrations with images taken from both public and private collections, ensuring that Sir John Gilbert's name is no longer neglected. It is essential reading for those with a keen interest in Victorian art, literature and day-to-day society.
Author : Spike Bucklow
Publication Date : 2011
Publisher : Lund Humphries
ISBN : 9781848220799
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