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By Jason Edwards

Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism provides the 1st sustained re-examination of the existence and paintings of 1 of the main acclaimed sculptors of the late-Victorian interval. Drawing on very important new archival resources, this ground-breaking learn demanding situations the familiar assumption that Aestheticism was once basically a literary, painterly or architectural phenomena. Jason Edwards finds either the varied ways that Gilbert's sculptures operated in the context of Aestheticism and likewise how those works supplied a special and provocative remark at the background of masculine friendship and eroticism within the interval prime as much as and past the Wilde trials in 1895. particular readings are provided of the connection of Gilbert's paintings to essays by way of Pater and Swinburne, poems, performs, and novels by means of Wilde and W. S. Gilbert, and work by way of Burne-Jones, Leighton, Rossetti, Solomon, Whistler, and Watts. With over ninety illustrations, together with key modern images displaying Gilbert's works of their unique contexts, this publication makes a massive contribution to the sector of Victorian sculpture studies.

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