ENGLISH PAINTING: From Hogarth to the Pre-Raphaelites by Jean-Jacques Mayoux

ENGLISH PAINTING: From Hogarth to the Pre-Raphaelites

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With text supplied by Mayoux, noted scholar of British civilization recently retired from the Sorbonne, and a preface by Sir Anthony Blout, the distinguished art historian, this magnificently produced volume features a century and a half of British painting beginning with Hogarth's satiric illustrations of the 18th century social scene and ending with the saccharine, idealized rusticity of the Pre-Raphaelites, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and Millais. In between the romantic landscapes of Contable and Gainsborough, the apocalyptic visions of Blake and the poised classical portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds. And much more. With 130 full-color illustrations--many of the less well known and rarely reproduced canvases.

Pub Date: Nov. 17th, 1975
Publisher: St. Martin's