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Moser, Stephanie

Painting antiquity : ancient Egypt in the art of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Edward Poynter and Edwin Long / Stephanie Moser, University of Southampton, UK.

New York : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Physical Description:
xxv, 596 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 27 cm
Reference Library
NJ18.AL55 M67 2020 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-571) and index.
Subject Terms:
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, 1836-1912 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, 1836-1912.
Antiquities in art.
Antiquities in art.
Archaeology and art.
Archaeology and art.
Long, Edwin Longsden, 1829-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Long, Edwin Longsden, 1829-1891.
Painting, British -- 19th century -- Themes, motives.
Painting, British -- Themes, motives.
Poynter, Edward John, 1836-1919 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poynter, Edward John, 1836-1919.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.

  • Possessed of the beauty of antiquity
  • The ancient world in the art of Alma-Tadema, Poynter and Long: background, training and appraisals
  • Embracing antiquity: the early Egyptian works of Alma-Tadema and Poynter
  • 'Something more than painting': Alma-Tadema, Poynter and the establishment of archaeological genre painting
  • Evoking antiquity with heart and mind: Alma-Tadema's and Poynter's Egyptian paintings of the 1870s
  • A fascination for 'local colour': Edwin Long and the customs of ancient Egypt
  • From genre to spectacle: Alma-Tadema's return to Egypt
  • The currency of objects: artistic, historical and cultural contexts of archaeological genre painting in Britain
  • Objects and images: Egyptological and archaeological sources for British archaeological genre painting
  • Learned artistry: the methods and preparatory materials of Alma-Tadema, Poynter and Long
  • 'A new type of beauty': critical reception of archaeological genre painting in the nineteenth century
  • Rise and fall : critical reception of archaeological genre painting in the new century.