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The Great Age of British Watercolours: 1750-1880

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The Great Age of British Watercolours: 1750-1880 - Wilton, Andrew, and Lyles, Anne
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The revolution in watercolours of the later eighteenth century and its Victorian aftermath is acknowledged to be one of the greatest triumphs of British art. Its effect was to transform the modest tinted drawing of the topographer into a powerful and highly flexible means of expression for some of the Romantic era's greatest artists, among them Thomas Girtin, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. The painters of the next generation were no less ambitious, and the range of subject-matter and technical inventiveness that was ...

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The Great Age of British Watercolours: 1750-1880 1997, Prestel Publishing

ISBN-13: 9783791318790

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