Nineteenth-Century Art

GBP £29.95



ISBN: 978-1-907804-50-2

160 Pages

280 x 240 mm (9 ½ x 11 in)

83 colour illustrations

In association with the Art Gallery of Hamilton

April 2015


Challenges many lasting misconceptions about nineteenth-century art

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Th e Tanenbaum gift of over 200 works of internationally significant 19th-century European art is one of the most important art donations to a Canadian gallery. A diverse and original collection, it features works by Léon Bonnat, Frank Brangwyn, Charles Cordier, Gustave Doré, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Käthe Kollwitz, Henry Raeburn, Joaquín Sorolla, James Tissot, and Anders Zorn.

This beautifully illustrated volume presents 75 of the key highlights by 59 international artists. It offers insight into a broad range of artistic production in the 19th century, encompassing painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. Author Alison McQueen provides an in-depth analysis of the social and historical context of each work, and full-colour images illuminate her close study of the aesthetics of every piece.

Author biographies

Alison McQueen is a leading scholar of 19th-century art and an award-winning professor of Art
History at McMaster University. Her research on the Tanenbaums’ collection has extended over more than a decade and she is the author of From Renaissance to Rodin: Celebrating the Tanenbaum Gift (2012) on the family’s donations to the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Table of Contents

  1. Collectors’ Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. Catalogue
  4. List of Artists