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Author Wilton, Andrew.

Title British watercolours, 1750-1880 / Andrew Wilton, Anne Lyles.

Published Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2011]
Munich New York Prestel, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/BROW  759.209033 WILT    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 285 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Notes "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"--Colophon.
Previously published as: The Great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-281) and index.
Contents Ambition and ambiguity: watercolour in Britain -- The structure of landscape: eighteenth-century theory -- Man in the landscape: the art of topography -- Naturalism -- Picturesque, antipicturesque: the composition of Romantic landscape -- Light and atmosphere -- The exhibition watercolour.
Summary This volume documents an important moment in the history of watercolour, as its practitioners moved from the tinted drawings to the creation of fully fledged works of art that rivaled oil paintings in their expressiveness and technical brilliance. The authors document the evolution of the British watercolour.
Local note SpC/BROW copy donated by Ian Brown.
Other author Wilton, Andrew. Great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880.
Subject Watercolor painting, British -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Watercolor painting, British -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Local donor Brown, Ian, 1937-. Donor.
ISBN 3791345397