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Henry Wallis

Henry Wallis

From Pre-Raphaelite Painter to Collector/Connoisseur

By (author) Dennis T. Lanigan
By (author) Ronald Lessens

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  • The first comprehensive study of Henry Wallis, celebrated Pre-Raphaelite painter and art collector/connoisseur
  • Includes an extensive catalogue raisonné of Wallis's work
  • Contains numerous unpublished letters, to and from members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle: William Holman Hunt, Frederic George Stephens, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris
Full Description
"An invaluable resource a delightful and compendious opus." - The Pre-Raphaelite Society Review

The Death of Chatterton hangs from the wall of the Tate Britain, a resplendent depiction of tragedy. This is the canvas that earned Henry Wallis his lasting legacy. It embodies the Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic, from its morbid subject (Thomas Chatterton, a precocious 18th-century poet who poisoned himself to escape poverty, aged only seventeen), to its vibrant colourwork and detailed naturalism, characteristic of the first phase of Pre-Raphaelitism. Despite this, no significant study has been dedicated to Wallis - until now.

Henry Wallis: From Pre-Raphaelite to Collector/Connoisseur - delivers the first comprehensive appraisal of this often-overlooked Pre-Raphaelite. Composed of three parts - a biography, a catalogue raisonné and a series of important appendices - this book demonstrates the full range of Wallis's contributions to the world of Victorian art.

The biography acknowledges Wallis's expertise as a colourist and draughtsman, while paying respect to his lesser-known accomplishments as both collector and connoisseur. The Illustrated Catalogue gathers every identifiable work in the painter's name - of which there are many, including The Stonebreaker: Wallis's other great masterpiece. Finally, the appendices present a selection of correspondence between Wallis and various members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle - William Holman Hunt, Frederic George Stephens, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Bell Scott, Arthur Hughes, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris.

A pioneering exploration of the artist and the man, Henry Wallis will be at home on the bookshelf of any Pre-Raphaelite enthusiast.
About the Author
Dr Dennis T. Lanigan is a well-known Pre-Raphaelite collector. He has written articles for the Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies and the Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society. Ronald Lessens, after studying philosophy at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), has published numerous books and articles on European intelligentsia, including William Herschel, Virginia Woolf and Henry Wallis.
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Specifications
Publisher
ACC Art Books
ISBN
9781788840279
Published
30th Oct 2019
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World
Size
300 mm x 237 mm
Pages
320 Pages
Illustrations
164 color, 119 b&w
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