AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH WATER-COLOUR PAINTING by Graham Reynolds

AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH WATER-COLOUR PAINTING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A critical survey of achievement over 200 years, highspotting, with biographical profiles, these English artists who contributed most to the encompassing richness of English water-colour painting. These artists are viewed against the European scene with the influences- French, Italian, Dutch -- given due consideration. From Paul Sandby, father of English water colour, through Rooker, Hearne, the Maltons, Miller, Hogarth, Reynolds, the Cozens, Gertin, Turner, Rowlandson, Cristall, Barrett, Cotman, Cox, Constable, De Wint, Fielding-Hunt, Blake, Whistler, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Innes, and so on, he progresses to the more recent representatives of the school which includes Piper and Gill. Unfortunately, there is only one illustration in colour, and the 66 monochromes, while they serve to illustrate the development, fail to convey the quality of water-colour.

Publisher: Scribner