Victorian Cottages

Victorian Cottages

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Country life was idealised by the Victorians into an exquiste rural idyll far away from the smoke and grime of the growing cities. Artists of the late nineteenth century sought to perpetuate this nostalgic vision, and their work found its greatest expression in the images of cottages and cottage life. Drawing on the watercolours of Helen Allingham, Myles Birket Foster and Charles Wilson and the writings of Flora Thompson and Thomas Hardy, Andrew Clayton-Payne describes the cottages themselves, how they were built and domestic traditions that determined the cottagers' lives.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 187.96 x 248.92 x 7.62mm | 544.31g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 130 watercolour pain
  • 0753802651
  • 9780753802656

About Andrew Clayton-Payne

Andrew Clayton-Payne was the Associate Director and Head of British Drawings and Watercolours at Christie's in London. He now runs his own company. He is author of the long-running best-seller Victorian Flower Gardens and is a regular contributor to magazines such as Collectors' Guide and Country Life.show more

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