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The art of the Brontës / Christine Alexander and Jane Sellars
Bib ID 2104696
Format BookBook
Author
Alexander, Christine (Christine Anne)
 
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Description Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1995 
xxvi, 484 p., [30] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0521438411 (paperback)
0521432480
Summary

This is the first full-scale study of the drawings and paintings of the Bronte sisters and their brother Branwell, including the first catalogue of all known Bronte illustrations, published and unpublished. The Art of the Brontes comprises almost 400 illustrated entries, recording such details as medium, dating, provenance, sources, style, and arguments for paintings. In addition, a sequence of narrative chapters provides new material on each of the four siblings and their relationships to the visual arts, suggesting ways in which their experience of drawing influenced their writing. An annotated and illustrated catalogue which is also a work of scholarly criticism, this publication is a landmark in Bronte studies and in the fields of nineteenth-century literature and painting generally.

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  • Machine derived contents note: Foreword
  • Select chronology
  • The influence of the visual arts on the Bronts︠
  • Charlotte Bront:︠ the earnest amateur
  • The art of Branwell Bront ︠
  • the art of Emily Bront ︠
  • The art of Anne Bront ︠
  • catalogue of Bront ︠
  • drawings and paintings
  • Appendices
 
Notes

Includes indexes.

Bibliography: p. 445-457.

Subjects Brontë family - Exhibitions.  |  Art, English - Exhibitions.  |  Authors as artists - England - Catalogs.  |  Art, Modern - 19th century - Exhibitions.  |  Paintings  |  Drawings  |  England
Other authors/contributors Sellars, Jane

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