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The Grosvenor Gallery Exhibitions

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  • 12 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 196 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.36 kg

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521612128 | ISBN-10: 0521612128)

The Grosvenor Gallery was the most progressive exhibition space of the Victorian age. The paintings and works of art shown there - by Burne-Jones, Watts, Whistler and a host of other figures associated with the aesthetic movement - challenged artistic convention and were the cause of virulent debate about the means and purpose of modern art, while the very existence of a gallery which attracted so much fashionable attention and which lent such great prestige to the artists who exhibited there served to overthrow the stultifying influence of the contemporary Royal Academy. Christopher Newall's book tells the story of the rise and fall of the Grosvenor Gallery, and his invaluable index of exhibitors, compiled from the now very rare original catalogues, allows the reader to discover which artists showed which works and what they were during the fourteen years of the Grosvenor's summer exhibitions.

• A fascinating investigation of the politics and practicalities behind the most progressive Victorian gallery • First modern source of information on the subject • Invaluable index of exhibitors compiled from catalogues which are now very rare

Contents

1. The Grosvenor gallery: an historical account; 2. The Grosvenor exhibitors, indexed alphabetically; 3. The Grosvenor exhibitors, indexed according to year.

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