Synopses & Reviews
This elegant, concise book is recognized as one of the definitive guides to English painting. From Medieval wall-paintings and illuminated manuscripts, to Tudor and Stuart portraiture, sporting pictures, landscapes, watercolors, on through to the Pre-Raphaelites to the 1950s, John Rothenstein dedicates chapters to such influential artists as Hogarth, Blake, Gainsborough, Turner, Whistler, and Sickert. The story of English painting unfolds with authority and enthusiasm.
About the Author
was the Director of the Tate Gallery. He is the author of other books.
Table of Contents
Medieval Painting * Tudor Stuart Painting * Stuart Portraiture * Hogarth and the Rebirth of Popular Paining * Sporting and Animal Painting * Georgian Portraiture * History Painting * Blake and His Followers * Landscape: Wilson, Gainsborough, Crome, Constable and Turner * The Painters in Water-Colour * Stevens and Watts * The Pre-Raphaelites * Whistler * From Sickert to the 1950s