Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India

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Taylor & Francis Group, Dec 7, 2016 - 352 pages
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Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India is the first comprehensive examination of British artists whose first-hand impressions and prospects of the Indian subcontinent became a stimulus for the Romantic Movement in England; it is also a survey of the transformation of the images brought home by these artists into the cultural imperatives of imperial, Victorian Britain. The book proposes a second - Indian - Renaissance for British (and European) art and culture and an undeniable connection between English Romanticism and British Imperialism. Artists treated in-depth include James Forbes, James Wales, Tilly Kettle, William Hodges, Johann Zoffany, Francesco Renaldi, Thomas and William Daniell, Robert Home, Thomas Hickey, Arthur William Devis, R. H. Colebrooke, Alexander Allan, Henry Salt, James Baillie Fraser, Charles Gold, James Moffat, Charles D'Oyly, William Blake, J. M. W. Turner and George Chinnery.

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Hermione de Almeida is Walter Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Tulsa, USA. She is author of Romantic Medicine and John Keats (1991), Byron and Joyce Through Homer (1981), and other works on Romanticism.

George H. Gilpin is Professor of English at the University of Tulsa and Scholar-in-Residence in Special Collections at McFarlin Library. He is the author of The Art of Contemporary English Culture (1991) and other works on Romanticism and British art.

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