Margaret Gillies RWS, Unitarian Painter of Mind and Emotion (1803-1887) (Studies in Art and Religious Interpretation v. 19)

Margaret Gillies RWS, Unitarian Painter of Mind and Emotion (1803-1887) (Studies in Art and Religious Interpretation v. 19)

By: Charlotte Yeldham (author)Hardback

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Margaret Gillies, a Scottish painter who worked in London as a miniaturist and later as a specialist in larger subject pictures has been a fairly neglected figure in 19th-century art history. Unitarian in belief, her highly-motivated work provides a unique example of this ethos in the fine arts. Including 40 pages of illustrations and portraits, this text explores how the nature of her work, her feminism, professionalism and unconventional lifestyle were all grounded in Unitarianism.

Contents

Early years; Thomas Southwood Smith, William Johnson Fox and "The Monthly Repository" in the 1830s; "images of intellect" and a preoccupation with the Daughters of Zion; staying with William Wordsworth at Rydal Mount - 1839-1940; report of the Children's Employment Commission on "children in the mines"; "a new spirit of the age" and "the People's Portrait Gallery" - a social purpose realized; new directions - studying with Ary and Henri Scheffer in Paris - 1851; "quasi-classic" compositions - 1855-1861 - "a well-known reputation"; the death of Thomas Southwood Smith - "desolation" and genre; last years - synthesis; notes - appendix A - exhibited works, appendix B - prices and purchasers, appendix C - engravings.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773486379
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780773486379
  • ISBN10: 0773486372

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