9781108051972

Sketches of the History of Christian Art

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  • ISBN13:

    9781108051972

  • ISBN10:

    1108051979

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

Alexander Lindsay (1812-80) was the head of an aristocratic family who owned vast coalfields in Lancashire, generating enormous wealth. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, he spent the majority of his time travelling in Italy, collecting, and writing on a variety of subjects, including art, the Indo-Aryan race and the Etruscans. This important work, published in three volumes in 1847, surveys Christian painting and sculpture. Addressing Romance literature of the Middle Ages, iconography and legends of the saints, the book's historical narrative is infused with the author's strong moral approach to the subject. Volume 3 covers the schools of Siena, Florence and Bologna, then moves north to look at Cologne, Dürer, and Cranach, the Van Eycks and the Netherlandish School. Though derided by John Ruskin, the work strongly influenced aristocratic collecting, and remains relevant to readers interested in the Victorian construction of morals and artistic taste.

Table of Contents

Architecture (continued and concluded)
School of Siena
Semi-Byzantine school of Florence
Primitive school of Bologna
Sculpture and painting north of the Alps
Postscriptum
Index
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