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Victorian artists' autograph replicas : auras, aesthetics, patronage and the art market / edited by Julie F. Codell.
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
Physical Description:
xv, 298 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm.
Reference Library
ND467 .V515 2020 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the production of Victorian art autograph replicas, a painting's subsequent versions created by the same artist who painted the first version. Autograph replicas were considered originals, not copies, and were highly valued by collectors in Britain, America, Japan, Australia, and South Africa. Motivated by complex combinations of aesthetic and commercial interests, replicas generated a global, and especially transatlantic, market between the 1870s and the 1940s and almost all collected replicas were eventually donated to US public museums, giving replicas authority in matters of public taste and museums' modern cultural roles. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, museum studies, and economic history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Aesthetics, Modern -- 19th century.
Aesthetics, Modern.
Art and society -- History -- 19th century.
Art and society.
Painting -- Copying.
Painting, Victorian.
Painting, Victorian.
Codell, Julie F., editor.

  • Part 1. Introduction
  • Victorian artists' autograph replicas: auras, aesthetics, copyright, and economics / Julie F. Codell
  • Part 2. Autograph Replicas: Location as Meaning
  • The American replica: the politics and status of artists' autograph relicas in the Gilded Age / Jo Briggs
  • "Mere dead copies"? Frank Holl's Newgate and the lives of painted replicas / Andrea Korda
  • Part 3. A Case Study: Albert Moore
  • Albert Moore: themes and variations / Richard Green
  • Repetition, aestheticism, and copyright law in the art practice of Albert Moore / Robyn Asleson.