A haunting evocation of the ruined country estates of the Russian aristocracy of the 18th and 19th centuries. Revolution, civil war, invasion, anarchy and casual indifference have conspired against many of the grand buildings of Russia’s rich and complex past. While the architectural riches of Moscow and St Petersburg still exist for everyone to see, when the photographer Simon Marsden and author Duncan McLaren entered the Russian countryside, away from the obvious tourist trails, they encountered a very different world... More
Late & Post Modern
AVAILABLE JUNE 2013
ACCOMPANIES AN EXHIBITION AT THE WALLACE COLLECTION, LONDON, 20 JUNE – 15 SEPTEMBER 2013
The Discovery of Paris: Watercolours by Early Nineteenth-Century British Artists
144 pages, paperback, 280 x 245 mm, 100 illustrations
ISBN: 978 0 900785 42 9
OUT OF PRINT
In the early nineteenth century Paris was an irresistible attraction for thousands of British tourists, among whom were many painters. There was an unprecedented interest in views of the city, and artists responded to this excitement with an extraordinary range of works, from simple pencil views to the most elaborate watercolours. It is this remarkable contribution of the British to the iconography of Paris, and the fact that it was in the early nineteenth century that the French capital became the major destination for mass middle-class tourism that it has remained ever since, that justifies the title of this publication – The Discovery of Paris.
This catalogue will accompany an exciting exhibtion at the Wallace Collection of British watercolour views of Paris. Focusing on the period c. 1802–40, it will feature works by Turner, Girtin and Bonington, as well as other artists who are now perhaps less familiar, such as Thomas Shotter Boys, Francis Danby and Willam Callow. The reader will be introduced to about sixty watercolours, plus complimentary materials including prepatory drawings and associated prints. Featured works are from the British Museum, Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and several private collections.
Accompanying the exhibition The Discovery of Paris, at the Wallace Collection, London, 20 June – 15 September 2013.
This book is first published to accompany the major exhibition at Compton Verney, ‘The Artist’s Studio’, staged at this great Adam-designed country house in Warwickshire. This rarely studied subject is covered in expert essays based upon new research from the late sixteenth century to the present day, focusing upon artists from Rembrandt and Courbet, via Rossetti and Cézanne to Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. More