Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting

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Long known as the father of British landscape painting, Richard Wilson (1713-1782) was in fact at the heart of a profound conceptual shift in European landscape art. This magnificently illustrated volume not only situates Wilson's art at the beginning of a native tradition that would lead to John Constable and J. M. W. Turner, but compellingly argues that in Rome during the 1750s Wilson was part of an international group of artists who reshaped the art of Europe. Rooted in the work of great seventeenth-century masters such ...

Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting 2014, Yale Center for British Art

ISBN-13: 9780300203851

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