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Sketches of the History of Christian Art

Volume 3

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108051972

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  • 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.

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108051972
    • length: 442 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 25 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Architecture (continued and concluded):
    5. School of Siena
    6. Semi-Byzantine school of Florence
    7. Primitive school of Bologna
    8. Sculpture and painting north of the Alps
    Postscriptum
    Index.

  • Author

    Alexander William Crawford Lindsay

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