Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
By (author) John Batchelor
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Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood by John Batchelor
Book DescriptionThis title offers an entertaining account of an extraordinary cultural and historical event: the establishment by one highly intelligent woman of a salon of the arts in a beautiful country house in Northumberland. Wallington Hall was remote from the major centres of artistic activity, such as London and Edinburgh. Yet Pauline Trevelyan single handedly made it the focus of High Victorian cultural life. Among those, she attracted into her orbit were Ruskin, Swinburne, the Brownings, the Rossettis (Dante Gabriel, Christina and William Michael), Carlyle, and Millais and other members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The penniless but clever daughter of a clergyman, Pauline Jermyn married an older man whom she met through a shared passion for geology. Sir Walter Trevelyan was a philanthropist, teetotal, vegetarian, pacificist...and very rich. With his encouragement, she collected works of art and decorated Wallington Hall with a cycle of vast paintings on the history of Northumberland. She was a patron of the arts who provided a fostering environment for many of the geniuses of her day. After her death, Swinburne wept every time her name was mentioned.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780701173043
(241mm x 163mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Batchelor
John Batchelor is Professor of English Literature at the University of Newcastle, having previously been a Fellow of New College Oxford. His previous biographies include books about Ruskin, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells and Conrad, and he is working on a major biography of Tennyson. He is editor of of the literary magazine Modern Language Review (English and American Literature). From the reviews of his book on Ruskin (Chatto hardback, Vintage paperback): 'The perfect condensed account of Ruskin's life' Alain de Botton, Daily Telegraph 'Altogether an inspiring volume, filled with scholarship and love' Peter Ackroyd, The Times 'Lucid, timely and important' Chris Woodhead, Mail on Sunday 'Excellent new biographical study ... attractively written and well argued, it finds room for a good deal of picturesque detail' John Gross, Sunday Times
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