Edward Burne-Jones: Victorian Artist-Dreamer by Stephen Wildman

By Stephen Wildman

Released to accompany an American exhibition of the paintings of the Victorian painter Edward Burne-Jones, this quantity covers his complete occupation, not just the Pre-Raphaelite interval for which he's top recognized. Burne-Jones created a method of romantic symbolism that had wide-reaching effect on British and ecu paintings. He was once additionally a massive strength within the Arts and Crafts flow, generating together with his pal, William Morris, ornamental paintings starting from ceramic tiles and stained glass to tapestries and illustrated books for Morriss popular Kelmscott Press. The publication reproduces all facets of Burne-Joness varied and prodigious output.

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The best known and most successful of Blake’s separate prints was his “Canterbury Pilgrims” of 1810 (Illus. H. Cromek, and its success is probably due at least in part to the methods of puffing Blake learned from Cromek’s publications of his designs for Blair’s Grave (1808) and Stothard’s “Canterbury Pilgrims” (see chapter 7). Blake made a surprising number of engravings for separate prints which were neither published nor intended for publication. For some of these prints we can provide a plausible context.

And “William Blake and His Circle,” Robert N. Essick, The Separate Plates of William Blake, and his William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, especially for reproductions. The date is that of the plate imprint, which sometimes precedes that on the book title page. Probably the engraver was paid when the bookseller added his dated imprint. 7 = 7 x 10. Occasionally the dimensions recorded are for the design size, when the platemark is not visible. 0 is given as £208; normally they were in guineas.

J. Thornton (1821)i 34 x 47 1 £42 25 x 35 1 £31 6x8 8x3 10 x 7 12 x 8 13 x 8 7 x 10 1* 16* 3* 3* 1* 1* £3 £50 £32 £25 £11 £21 1824 Remember Me! [ed. I. J. Thornton] (1824) 1824– John Linnell, Hurst, Robinson20 x 25 1§ 25 “Wilson Lowry”j (1825) 1825 Illustrations of the John Linnell 17 x 21 21* Book of Job (1826) 17 x 11 1* 1825– Illustrations of Dante John Linnell 27 x 35 7* 27 (1838) 1827 George Cumberland’s George 8x3 1* Calling Card (1827) Cumberland 1821–27 59 engravings T OTA L 417 engravings } £20 £146k £89l £3 £508 £4,790 Works inherited by Catherine Blake “Joseph of Arimathea among the Rocks of Albion” (1810–1820) (Essick #2B): “Job” (1793) (Essick #2B) and “Ezekiel” (1794) (Essick #2B) (the two sold 2 March 1830); “Canterbury Pilgrims” (1810–20) (Essick 3G, 3–7, 18, 26) and copper plate, “Man Sweeping the Interpreters Parlor” (Essick #2J).

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