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Victorian Fairy Painting [Pictorial Folio Art Book, Featuring Fairies of All Sorts, in Art History, Publishing, Historical Folklore, in Literature, Etc, biographical]

Maas, Jeremy / Royal Academy of Arts of Great Britain / Art Gallery of Ontario / University of Iowa / Pamela White Trimpe / Charlotte Gere / Jane Martineau Editor / Merrell Holberton

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ISBN 10: 090094658X / ISBN 13: 9780900946585
Published by Merrell Holberton, United Kingdom, 1997
Condition: SOFTCOVER
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Folio Paperback : soft cover edition in good to better condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make a GREAT GIFT for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Some mark on cover at spine, scuffed, and paper cover is slightly peeled, minor but present. Previous owner stamp in side front cover. Size: Museum / World History / Preservation. Bookseller Inventory # 5025754

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Title: Victorian Fairy Painting [Pictorial Folio ...

Publisher: Merrell Holberton, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: ~ SCARCE EDITION ~

Illustrator: Full Color Illustrations

Book Condition:SOFTCOVER

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: Some Minor Cover Scuff.

Book Type: Art History / Reference

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Victorian Fairy Painting": Royal Academy of Arts, London, 13 November 1997 - 8 February 1998; The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 28 February 1998 - 24 May 1998; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 10 June 1998 - 13 September 1998. Rear cover notes: "A craze for the supernatural impassioned the otherwise staid and scientific High Victorian world, as the pagan domain of fairies, goblins and elves was opened through publications such as the tales edited by the brothers Grimm, through revivals of Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer NIght's Dream, through ballets devoted to the theme of love between a mortal and a sylph or nymph, and through painting. Victorian artists from Turner to Landseer and Burne-Jones took delight in depicting with minute detail the imaginary inhabitants of the fairy realm, initially taking their cue from Shakespeare but soon devising their own scenarios and animating them with their own obsessions."

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The best of these paintings belie the insipidity of later, more familiar renderings of fairyland. Like the Victorian era itself, they are far more complicated and ambiguous than is commonly remembered. -- The New York Times Book Review, Sarah Harrison Smith

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