Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India

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Routledge, Jul 5, 2017 - Art - 352 pages
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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Contents

TigerTree and Cave
33
Part Two Oriental Fantasies and Indian Prospects
65
Part Three English Romantic Art and the Indian Prospect
101
The Drama and Romance of Empire
145
Part Five Thomas Daniell and the Picturesque Part Five Possession of India
181
Part Six Dark Prospects in the Light of Empire
213
Part Seven Elegies to an Indian Renaissance
265
Notes
305
Selected Bibliography
327
Index
333
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