Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India

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Routledge, Jul 5, 2017 - Art - 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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Contents

Foreword
List of Illustrations Color Plates
Tiger Tree and Cave
Part Three English Romantic Art and the Indian Prospect
Tigers of All Stripes
The Great Banyan Tree of India
Eroticism and
The Indian Prospect in English Romantic Art and Literature
Twelve Singular Antiquities of India 17991800
Objects and Scenes of Conquest 18011803
TwentyFour Landscapes Composed Too Perfectly 1804
Singular India 1808
Something New The Freaks of Gold
Devolution of an Indian Prospect
Missionaries of Empire
The Imperial Sublime of James Baillie Fraser

Sanskrit Translations for an Indian Renaissance
Ancient India as the Uroffenbarung of the Romantic
Part Two Oriental Fantasies and Indian Prospects
Tilly Kettles Theater of India
The Dancing Girl of Faizabad
Artists and Traders at Oudh
Edenic Nights and Everyday Living
The Paradise of the Nayars
Natural Paradise and Natural History
The Drama and Romance
Early and Late Views of Calcutta
Travel and Picturesque Possession
From Bengal to Madras 17957
Savage Forms and Natural Landscapes for the Imperial Traveler
Charles DOyly The View from an Elephants Back
Part Seven Elegies to an Indian Renaissance
The Retrospections of Hodges and Zoffany
Blakes Prophecies Against Empire
Blakes Indian Epic
Turner and the Dragons of Empire
The Last Romantic Artist of India
The Prospect from a Distance
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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