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John Brett

Pre-Raphaelite Landscape Painter

Christiana Payne Charles Brett



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Yale University Press
14 May 2010
Art & design styles: Pre-Raphaelite art; Watercolours; Individual artists, art monographs; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes)
Drawing on a wealth of unpublished sketchbooks, journals, and writings, this essential guide to John Brett (1831?1902) investigates the painter who was seen as the leader of the Pre-Raphaelite landscape school. In addition to exploring the familiar early works, including The Val d'Aosta and Stonebreaker, it provides rich information on his later, less-known coastal and marine paintings. Brett?s turbulent friendship with John Ruskin is discussed, as are his relations with his beloved sister, Rosa, and his partner Mary, with whom he had seven children. His fervent interest in astronomy, his love of the sea, and his lifelong pursuit of wealth and recognition are all examined in this reassessment, which concludes with a catalogue raisonne of his works, prepared by his descendent Charles Brett.
By:   Christiana Payne, Charles Brett
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 286mm,  Width: 249mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   1.820kg
ISBN:   9780300165753
ISBN 10:   0300165757
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   14 May 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christiana Payne is a Reader in the History of Art at Oxford Brookes University. She coedited Prospects for the Nation: Recent Essays in British Landscape, 1750-1880.

Reviews for John Brett: Pre-Raphaelite Landscape Painter

The work of Victorian painter John Brett is very appealing. . . . Brett long has been in need of the kind of scholarly reassessment presented here. . . . This is an attractive and valuable addition to the literature on 19th-century British art. Highly recommended. -W. S. Rodner, Choice -- W. S. Rodner * W. S. Rodner *

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