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English painters of the Victorian era: Mulready to Landseer / illustrated by forty-eight permanent photographs after their most popular works, with biographical notices

Herbert Minton Cundall

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Variant Title

Cover Title: English painters of the Victorian Era: Mulready, Stanfield, Eastlake, Maclies, Creswick, Landseer


1st edition


London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, Crown Buildings, Fleet Street, 1877

Physical Description

viii, 96 pages, [48] leaves of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm.

General Note

Elzevier Press:- Printed by John C. Wilkins, 9, Castle Street, Chancery Lane. [recto of title-page]


William Mulready. Illustrations: The Whistonian Controversy, The Sonnet, Train up a child, The Careless Messenger -- Sir Charles Lock Eastlake. Illustrations: Greek Fugitives, The Escape of Carrara, Hagar and Ishmail, A Contadina Family Prisoners with Banditti -- Clarkson Stanfield. Illustrations: The Battle of Trafalgar, Homeward Bound, The Morning after the Wreck, Castle of Ischia -- John Frederick Herring. Illustrations: Three Members of the Temperance Society, Waiting for Master, The Farmer's Daughter, Society of Friends -- Samuel Prout. Illustrations: The Rialto, Venice, Castle of Angers -- James Duffield Harding. Illustrations: The Port of London, Dijon -- John Martin. Illustrations: Eve Gazing on the Lake, Adam and Eve Beholding the Angel Raphael, Satan Surprised by Ithuriel, Angels Hymning to their Harps -- William Henry Hunt. Illustrations: The Village Barber, Panic Struck, The Combat, The Puzzled Politician -- David Roberts. Illustrations: Old Building on the Darro, Grenada, The Tower of Niederlahnstein, Ruins of the Temple of the Sun, Baalbec, The Great Square, Vittoria -- George Cattermole. Illustrations: The Moss Trooper, The Baron's Charger -- George Lance. Illustrations: Fruit, The Student -- Daniel Maclise. Illustrations: Preparing Moses for the Fair, The Carrier Pigeon, Snap Apple Night, The Jew's Harp -- Thomas Creswick. Illustrations: A Summer's Afternoon, Scene on the Tummel -- Agustus Leopold Egg. Illustrations: Le Diable Boiteux, The Council of War -- Sir Edwin Landseer. Illustrations: Jack in Office, The Cat's Paw, The Shepherd's Chief Mourner, Tethered Rams

Summary Note

As a sequence to “The English Painters of the Georgian Era,” the monthly parts of the “Picture Gallery” for the past year have been brought together in a volume, and form a series of biographical notices of the British artists of the “Victorian Era.” Although the lives of painters as a rule are not very eventful, the writer has endeavoured to render his work attractive not only to students, but also to those unacquainted with the technicalities of art. The thanks of the compiler of these memoirs are due to Mr. Owen Dullea for his kind assistance in this work. The illustrations, which are for the most part characteristic of the artists, have been selected with much care, and have been reproduced in permanent photography. H.M.C. [i.e. Herbert Minton Cundall]. Preface. (p.[v]).

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