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- DescriptionArthur J. Elsley was the most popular 'chocolate box' artist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period; over 150 of his works were reproduced as prints. Long dismissed by art historians, this genre w demands reappraisal as an important aspect of Victorian art. Its appealing qualities are extremely accessible, presenting a comfortable, idealized world of clean, smiling children that has brought pleasure to millions.Terry Parker has interviewed Elsley's only child and principal model, whose reminiscences and anecdotes bring his work to life. Her archive of photographs of Elsley's studio and models, together with his address book, provide rare insight into the workings of this artist.Auction houses have witnessed an astromical rise in the popularity of Elsley's oil paintings in the last ten years: one piece sold for $220,000.00 in 1996. Modern greeting card, calendar and print companies remain eager to reproduce his images, which are still found on a wide variety of products.
- Author(s)Terry Parker
- PublisherRichard Dennis
- Date of Publication01/06/1998
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Place of PublicationIlminster
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRichard Dennis
- Content Note85 colour plates, b&w illustrations
- Weight971 g
- Width235 mm
- Height315 mm
- Spine15 mm
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- ndan907820 Jul, 2017by
I am extremely pleased with this book and look forward to reading the full book ASAP. I would also like to see the following book of terry Parker on 'Fred Morgan'.
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