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- DescriptionSculpture was occupation for a lady in Victorian Britain. Yet between 1837 and 1901 the number of professional female sculptors increased sixteen-fold. The four principal women sculptors of that era are the focus of this book. Once kwn for successful careers marked by commissions from the royal family, public bodies and private individuals, they are forgotten w. This book brings them back to light, addressing who they were, how they negotiated middle-class expectations and what kind of impact they had on changing gender roles. Based on their unpublished letters, papers and diaries coupled with contemporary portrayals of female sculptors by velists, critics, essayists and colleagues, this is an unprecedented picture of the women sculptors' personal experience of preparing for and conducting careers as well as the public's perception of them. The author examines each woman's ability to use her position within the historical and cultural context as a platform from which to instigate change. The analytical emphasis throughout is on the art of negotiation and the result is an interdisciplinary work that delves deeply into the experience of an undervalued cohort of artists who had a disproportionate influence on Victorian social rms.
- Author BiographyShannon Hunter Hurtado is an independent scholar who specializes in nineteenth-century British sculpture, particularly sculpture made by women. She teaches history of art at the University of Edinburgh and has been a researcher for the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association's National Recording Project, Edinburgh volume. Previously, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh.
- Author(s)Shannon Hunter Hurtado
- PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date of Publication18/06/2012
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Series TitleCultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship Between the Arts
- Series Part/Volume Number27
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2012
- ImprintPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight500 g
- Width150 mm
- Height225 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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