Matthew Hargraves
Matthew Hargraves is Chief Curator of Art Collections, Yale Center for British Art, and lecturer in the History of Art department at Yale University.
Hargraves, Matthew
Hargraves, Matthew
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Description: Great British Watercolors: From the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for...
Paul Mellon (1907–1999) assembled one of the world’s greatest collections of British drawings and watercolors. In his memoirs he wrote of their “beauty and freshness . . . their immediacy and sureness of technique, their comprehensiveness of subject matter, their vital qualities, their Englishness.” This catalogue celebrates the centenary of Mellon's birth and features eighty-eight outstanding watercolors from the fifty thousand works of art on paper with which he endowed the Yale Center for British Art. The selection spans the emergence of watercolor painting in the mid-18th century to its apogee in the mid-19th. These works highlight the diversity of British watercolors, showcasing both landscape and figurative works by some of the principal artists working in the medium, including Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Rowlandson, William Blake, and J. M. W. Turner.

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Print publication date May 2007 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300116588
EISBN 9780300259506
Illustrations 103
Print Status out of print