Excursions of Imagination: 100 Great British Drawings from The Huntington’s Collection

ISBN: 9781848224483
Artist(s): Melinda McCurdy
Author(s): Various
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2022
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: 150 colour illustrations


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Over the past century, The Huntington has collected more than 12,000 drawings and watercolors by British artists from the late 16th to mid-20th century. Excursions of Imagination showcases 100 stunning works on paper from this “hidden museum”, many of them never published before. This generously illustrated volume features landscape and figurative subjects by the acknowledged masters of the medium-J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Girtin, John Constable, and Henry Fuseli-as well as artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement and such modernists as David Bomberg and Paul Nash. An introduction by curator Melinda McCurdy discusses the formation of The Huntington’s British drawings collection. An essay by Ann Bermingham, a historian of British art, places The Huntington’s collection within the context of the historical practice of drawing in Britain.



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