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Victorian Illustration: The Pre-Raphaelites, the Idyllic School and the High Victorians

Victorian Illustration: The Pre-Raphaelites, the Idyllic School and the High Victorians

by Paul GoldmanPaul Goldman


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The years 1855-1880, generally referred to as ‘The Sixties’, saw some of the finest and most significant contributions to wood-engraved book and magazine illustration in Britain.In this major survey Paul Goldman has selected 31 artists who have created some of the most important work of the period. Devoting a chapter to each of the 5 groups he identifies, Goldman provides a critical commentary on every artist, followed by a checklist of the books they themselves illustrated or those to which they contributed.More detailed bibliographic information is included in an index of illustrated books arranged by author. This index also contains locations of copies in public collections in the UK, USA and Australia. The index of magazine illustrations, arranged chronologically within each periodical, gives the precise date and position of all the magazine designs mentionedThis is an authoritative and descriptive reference work for all scholars in the field, and is illustrated with over 230 black and white illustrations which capture the delicacy and the variety of Victorian illustrative work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859283189
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 09/01/1996
Edition description: Limited
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Paul Goldman was formerly an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. He is currently an Associate Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, in the University of London.

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