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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: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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