Black Victorians: Black People in British Art, 1800-1900

Briony Llewellyn

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Synopsis: The black presence in Victorian art is greater than may be supposed. Indeed, the expanding art market in the nineteenth century was largely based on British prosperity resulting from imperial commerce and conquest. It can therefore be said that Victorian art owes its existence to those who are relatively absent from its images.
Black Victorians brings together over 100 images depicting black figures, to reveal the diversity of representation within nineteenth-century visual culture and to foreground the 'forgotten' presence of people of African descent in Victorian British art. The range of images is broad, from pictures of soldiers and sailors in Britain's armed forces and men and women in genre scenes to portraits of entertainers and political refugees and studies of artists' models. Notable individuals featured include actor Ira Aldridge, Crimean heroine Mary Seacole, the Queen's god-daughter Sarah Bonetta Davies, composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass.
In addition to the fine arts of painting, drawing and sculpture, the selection includes photography, popular illustration, caricature and ephemera, which provide a cultural context for the portraits and subject pictures, as well as presenting black figures as members of British society in everyday settings. Many major artists of the period are represented, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, Edward Burne-Jones, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edgar Degas and J. A. M. Whistler. Many works are virtually unknown and collected here for the first time.

About the Author: Jan Marsh is known for ground-breaking studies of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, and the major exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists (1997-8). Prior to her work as an art historian and curator, she worked during the apartheid years with the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa. Caroline Bressey is Research Fellow on Historical Geographies of the Black Community in Victorian Britain at University College London, UK, and Vice Chair of the Black and Asian Studies Association. Radiclani Clytus is currently with the African-American studies department at Yale University, USA, and was formerly Research Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. Briony Llewellyn is an art historian specialising in travel artists' depictions of the Middle East and North Africa. She is currently preparing a monograph on John Frederick Lewis. Charmaine Nelson is Assistant Professor in Art History at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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Publication Date: 2005
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Book Description Der Reichtum des viktorianischen England gründete sich auch auf jenen, die in der Hochkultur nur selten repräsentiert wurden, etwa auf Menschen mit afrikanischen Wurzeln. Dennoch tauchen auch sie ab und an auf den Gemälden jener Zeit auf. Der vorliegende Band präsentiert über 100 Bilder, die Schwarze und Farbige zeigen: unter anderem als Soldaten und Matrosen in britischen Diensten, in Genreszenen und in Porträts von Unterhaltungskünstlern, politischen Flüchtlingen sowie in Studien als Künstlermodelle. Zu den Porträtierten gehören die Schauspielerin Ida Aldridge, die Patentochter der Königin Sarah Bonetta Davies, der Komponist Samuel Coleridge-Taylor und der Führer der Bewegung gegen die Sklaverei Frederick Douglass. Neben Gemälden, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen kommen auch Fotografien, Magazinillustrationen, Karikaturen und Plakate zur Anschauung. Sie zeigen die Farbigen als Teil der britischen Gesellschaft und in alltäglichen Szenen. Mit Werken u.a. von Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, Edward Burne-Jones, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edgar Degas und J. A. M. Whistler. (Text engl., Lund Humphries) 21 x 25 cm, 208 S., 110 Abb., davon 70 farbig, geb. Seller Inventory # 523283

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