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William Stott of Oldham 1857–1900: "A Comet rushing to the Sun"

William Stott, son of an Oldham mill owner, left for Paris in 1878, at the age of twenty, to train with the classical French painter Jean-Léon Gérôme. Adopting a Realist style of painting, Stott achieved rapid success, being medalled at the Paris Salon in 1882 for his painting The Bathing Place. More

Workshop and Patron in Mughal India

‘Abd al-Rahim, the commander-in-chief of the mughal armies and a great bibliophile, was the most important patron of Mughal painting outside the imperial family. John Seyller presents the seven illustrated manuscripts commissioned by this eminent noble and places them in the context of imperial Mughal painting and patronage at the beginning of the 17th century. This book provides a nuanced picture of the interaction among artists in a series of collaborative projects and an original and thoughtful analysis of patronage in Mughal India. More

Xanto: Pottery-painter, Poet, Man of the Renaissance

WINNER of The Art Newspaper / AXA Exhibition Catalogue Award 2007. Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo was an intriguing artist who painted some of the most beautiful and fascinating ceramics produced in Renaissance Italy. With surfaces entirely painted with scenes from classical literature, Roman history or the Bible, his dishes were much sought after by the educated elite of his time, and continue to fascinate ceramics enthusiasts today... More

… Unto Heaven will I Ascend: Jacob Epstein's Inspired Years 1930–1959

Raquel Gilboa continues her biography of one of the greatest of twentieth-century sculptors, Jacob Epstein, with this second volume. As in the first volume, 'And There was Sculpture …' (some copies are still available), she discusses not only his real or outer life, using among other sources her interviews with his family, but also makes an attempt to understand his inner life. More

‘...And there was Sculpture’: Jacob Epstein’s Formative Years 1880–1930

This is a comprehensive introduction to the young Epstein, a study of his personality, his art, his culture, his milieu, his domestic menages, his Jewishness, his unJewishness, his vision, his lovers and again his art, for Epstein lived, starved and suffered all for his art. More

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