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CATALOGUE - Preliminary Contents and Specifications (Table of Contents) Overall content: - Number of pages: @ 225 - Format: Vertical - Number of color plates: @ 75 Number of black and white photos: @ 92 (includes @ 45 artist portrait images and 17 in thumbnail addendum) Front Matter: - Half-title page - Tour itinerary - Frontispiece - List of lenders - Title page - Sponsor acknowledgements - Copyright page - ASI acknowledgements - Table of Contents - Credit line - ASI trustees Foreword: by His Excellency, Sir David Manning, The Ambassador of Great Britain to the United States and Honorary Patron of the Exhibition Introduction: by Professor Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor, Department of the History of Art, Yale University (@ 2,000 words; 8 double-spaced typed pages / 5-6 printed pages; @ 4 comparative illustrations) Essays: - "A Prodigious Two-Year Spending Spree: Thomas Holloway and the Victorian Art Market" Constituting one of the most phenomenal events in the history of the salesrooms, Holloway's purchases illustrate how the Market was driven by a new class of buyers; self-made men like himself who had the confidence and the taste to form first-rate collections. by Dr. Dianne Sachko Macleod, Department of Art and Art History, University of California, Davis (@ 4,500 words; 18 double-spaced typed pages / 12 printed pages; @ 3 -5 comparative illustrations) - "Past and Present: Historical and Modern Life Painting in The Royal Holloway Collection" Through the faithful recording of modern life and the authentic reconstruction of historical events and characters, Victorian artists created a veritable portrait of their own age and of their glorious past. Shaped by the age's ideals, feelings, and prejudices, their portrayals are important social documents as well as works of art and, as such, have proved to be of the greatest cultural value to prosperity. by Dr. Mary Cowling, Curator, The Royal Holloway Collection, and Guest Curator of the Exhibition (@ 5,000 words; 20 double-spaced typed pages / 13 printed pages; @ 9 comparative illustrations) - "Images of Rural and Sea-Side Life" Scenes of peasant life maintained a powerful hold over the Victorian imagination. A long-established genre, it diversified considerably in the nineteenth century. Whether challenging established conventions through greater realism, or seeking new levels of escapism, artists reflected the responses of society as a whole to a rapidly-changing world, and the loss of a traditional way of life. by Dr. Christiana Payne, Senior Lecturer of Art, Oxford Brooks University (@ 4,500 words; 18 double-spaced typed pages / 12 printed pages; @ 10 comparative illustrations) - "Landscape at the Crossroads: Paintings of Nature in Thomas Holloway's Collection" The diverse but equally romantic views of nature, formulated by Constable and Turner, revolutionized established notions about the relationship between man and nature and elevated pure landscape to a major art form. Following their example, subsequent artists responded to nature with a freedom and individuality hitherto unknown, and produced a rich and varied heritage of landscape painting unrivaled by any other century. by Andrew Wilton, Visiting Research Fellow at the Tate Gallery (@ 5,000 words; 20 double-spaced typed pages / 13 printed pages; @ 8-10 comparative illustrations) Catalogue Section: - Notes to the catalogue section - Catalogue section division texts - seven sections - @ 60 full-page color illustrations documenting works in the show - page of text facing each color plate including: = checklist number = artist name/dates/portrait image (@ 45 images) = Artist Biography = an appropriate, quote or statement by the artist (is such information available?) = identification of the work illustrated (title\ date\ medium\ size\ accession number\ credit\ primary literature and exhibition history) = scholarly text by Mary Cowling = comparative illustrations, where appropriate Back Matter: - Thumbnail addendum of works in the permanent collection of The Royal Holloway Collection not included in the exhibition (@ 17) - Timeline/chronology - Select Bibliography - Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Painting, British -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Painting, Victorian -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Holloway, Thomas, 1800-1883 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Painting -- England -- London -- Exhibitions.
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College -- Exhibitions.