Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield

ISBN: 9783791323015
Artist(s): David Wilkie Wynfield
Author(s): Juliet Hacking
Format: hardback
Year published: 26 Jan 2000
Publisher: Prestel
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 98
Illustrations: 45 duotone photographs, 15 black and white illustrations


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Uniting previously unpublished photographs with better-known works by the photographer, David Wilkie Wynfield, this book provides an intimate picture of 19th century artistic London. Winfield was a successful painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy, but today is best known for the photographic portraits of his contemporaries such as Millais, Lord Leighton, Holman Hunt, Manet and Burne-Jones. Ground-breaking in their close-up format, soft focus and chiaroscuro effects, which made his portraits remarkable for their immediacy, Wynfield’s photographs were identified by Julia Margaret Cameron, the most acclaimed British photographer of the 19th Century, as the dominant influence on her work.

Condition: Very good hardback in clean dust jacket with some light surface wear and small tear to bottom of back of jacket.


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