Mural Painting in Britain 1840-1940: Image and Meaning

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Art - 431 pages
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This substantial survey discusses state, civic, commercial, church, private, and other British murals. Written by the leading authority in Britain on mural painting after 1800, it is a pioneering study that covers works by over 400 artists and numerous murals never previously documented or illustrated.
 

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Contents

State Patronage at the Palace of Westminster 18411864
27
Murals in the Royal Exchange and London Livery
62
State Patronage at the Palace of Westminster 19061913
94
State Mural Schemes 19121927
109
Celebrating the Empire 19241938
143
Patron and Icon at the Town Hall
169
Ecclesiastical Murals
213
Education and Welfare Murals
255
Private Houses
301
Work and Play
344
Conclusion
380
Appendix A Guide to Principal Techniques and Media Used 18401940
393
Supplementary Examples
400
Bibliography
407
Index
415
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Dr Clare Willsdon is the leading authority in Britain on mural art since 1800.

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