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001    ocm27780181 
003    OCoLC 
005    20090923010003.0 
008    980716t19931993gw a     bc   001 0 eng d 
010       98171298 
015    GB9946157|2bnb 
016 7  007758555|2Uk 
020    3791312545 
020    9783791312545 
035    (OCoLC)27780181 
043    e-uk--- 
049    MCPL 
050 00 ND1928|b.W56 1993 
050 14 Q759.2/W 
082 00 759.2/09/033|221 
084    21.22|2bcl 
100 1  Wilton, Andrew. 
245 14 The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880 /|cAndrew
       Wilton, Anne Lyles. 
264  1 Munich :|bPrestel-Verlag ;|aNew York :|bDistributed in the
       USA and Canada by te Neues,|c[1993] 
264  4 |c©1993 
300    339 pages :|billustrations (some color) ;|c31 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "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"--T.p verso. 
500    "The exhibition was organized by the Royal Academy of Arts
       and the National Gallery of Art"--T.p. verso. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-335) and 
505 0  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.
520 1  "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 
520 8  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. 
650  0 Watercolor painting, British|y18th century|vExhibitions. 
650  0 Watercolor painting, British|y19th century|vExhibitions. 
700 1  Lyles, Anne. 
710 2  Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) 
710 2  National Gallery of Art (U.S.) 
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938    Baker and Taylor|bBTCP|n98171298 
938    YBP Library Services|bYANK|n1253832 
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