British and Irish Paintings in Public Collections

An Index of British and Irish Oil Paintings by Artists Born Before 1870 in Public and Institutional Collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Author: Christopher Wright,Catherine May Gordon,Mary Peskett Smith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300117301

Category: Art

Page: 932

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This book sets a new standard as a work of reference. It covers British and Irish art in public collections from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth, and it encompasses nearly 9,000 painters and 90,000 paintings in more than 1,700 separate collections. The book includes as well pictures that are now lost, some as a consequence of the Second World War and others because of de-accessioning, mostly from 1950 to about 1975 when Victorian art was out of fashion. By listing many tens of thousands of previously unpublished works, including around 13,000 which do not yet have any form of attribution, this book becomes a unique and indispensable work of reference, one that will transform the study of British and Irish painting.

The Artist and the Bridge


Author: John Sweetman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429801955

Category: Art

Page: 208

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First published in 1999, this book explores how, from the stone bridges of neoclassicism which soar out of wild woods to span pastoral valleys to the post-1750 engineer’s bridge with its links to the more industrial landscape, the bridge was a popular feature in painting throughout the period 1700-1920. Why did so many artists choose to portray bridges? In this lavishly illustrated and intriguing book, John Sweetman seeks to answer this question. He traces the history of the bridge in painting and printmaking through a vast range of work, some as familiar as William Etty’s The Bridge of Sighs and Claude Monet’s The Railway Bridge at Argenteuil and others less well known such as Wassily Kandinsky’s Composition IV and C.R.W. Nevinson’s Looking Through the Brooklyn Bridge. Distinctive characteristics emerge revealing the complex role of the bridge as both symbol and metaphor, and as a place of vantage, meeting and separation.

A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland


Author: A. W. Skempton,Mike Chrimes

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727729392

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 897

View: 4864


Intended as a valuable biographical reference work on the lives, works and careers of individuals engaged in the practice of civil engineering, this volume looks specifically at those whose careers began before 1830. Beginning with what little is known of the lives of engineers such as John Trew who practised in the Tudor period, the background, training and achievements of engineers over the following 250 years are described by specialist authors, many of whom have spent a lifetime researching the history of civil engineering. This book will be of particular interest to historians of all disciplines and of great value to engineers involved in restoration work for whom an authoritative source of information on the engineers who designed public works over 300 years will be available for the first time.

Death and the Bridge

The Georgian Rebuilding of Bristol Bridge

Author: Barb Drummond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955101014

Category: Bristol Bridge (Bristol, England)

Page: 44

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A Great and Monstrous Thing

Author: Jerry White

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674076389

Category: History

Page: 729

View: 4751


A Great and Monstrous Thing offers a street-level view of eighteenth-century London, a city of grandeur and glitter, squalor and poverty, risen from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1666 that destroyed half its homes and great public buildings. What emerges is a society fractured by geography, politics, religion, history—and especially by class.

London Past and Present

Its History, Associations, and Traditions

Author: Henry Benjamin Wheatley,Peter Cunningham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108028071

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 7479


This fascinating topographical dictionary of London, published in 1891, provides a valuable record of many places now lost to development.