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C A Stothard
The Monumental Effigies of Great Britain
London: J M'Creery, 1817-1832. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 15" by 12". C A Stothard. An exceptional association copy of C A Stothard's important twelve part work on British effigies. From the library of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, with an inscription from his supporter and admirer, John Ruskin. The first edition of this work.�Inscription to the recto of front endpaper reads, 'DG Rossetti, From John Ruskin - 1856'. Rossetti is noted for founding the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. He was the core inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers such as William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. Ruskin was one of Rossetti's early supporters and wrote to 'The Times' defending the work of the Pre-Raphaelites. Rossetti drew influence from Ruskin's theories and they had a close relationship in the early days of Rossetti's career, however some critics now claim that Rossetti merely tolerated Ruskin for the sake of his patronage. This inscription is dated after the original Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood had mostly dissolved and near the end of Ruskin and Rossetti's relationship.�This gift from Ruskin would have been a key sourcebook for Rossetti, who became an inspiration for the medievalising strand of the Pre-Raphaelite movement after 1856, the year this inscription is dated. Rossetti's colleagues, Hunt and Millais, had moved away from direct imitation of medieval art, and it was Rossetti who took inspiration from the Medieval.�With the bookplate of Charles Eamer Kempe, a stained glass artist and manufacturer. Kempe bo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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