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Description:Very Good. Large format. 64 pp. Well illustrated; slight wear to...Very Good. Large format. 64 pp. Well illustrated; slight wear to corners of covers; a number of postcards of paintings similar in style to those in the book have been laid or taped in.
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 64 p.
Description:Near Fine. Near Fine; Very tall softcover (4to); pictorial...Near Fine. Near Fine; Very tall softcover (4to); pictorial wraps, only the most minor signs of wear, as-new text block. Paintings selected from the Forbes Magazine Collection by Christopher Forbes.
Description:GRADED COMMENSURATE WITH AGE OF BOOK. Usual signs of a well read...GRADED COMMENSURATE WITH AGE OF BOOK. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE.
Description:Fine. No Exp Harry N Abrams 1987 From This is a catalogue of a...Fine. No Exp Harry N Abrams 1987 From This is a catalogue of a show at the Yale Center of British Art that features the Forbes Magazine Collection of Victorian Painting. Victorians had a passion for children, demonstrated, for example, in Charles Dodgson's famous obsession with the "real" Alice in Wonderland. Whatever psychosexual dimensions underlie the phenomenon, this study is a rather handwashed, sun-dried and starchy version of the period's art. It is reverential both in tone and in selection of works, although Casteras, assistant curator of paintings at the Yale Center, contributes a cogent essay. A typical painting is John Callcott Horsley's "A Portait Group of Queen Victoria with Her Children" that is marked by a sentimental, academic style. "Worn Out" by Thomas Faed features a working-class man asleep in a chair next to a sick boy. Colored primarily with oranges and russets, the picture has a tear-jerking effect. All in all, these are genre pieces, idealized to a fault, by artists whose works remain in oblivion.
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