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Published: 27 January 2011

272 Pages | 25 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199597000

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Writing the Lives of Painters

Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Karen Junod

Oxford English Monographs

  • The first comprehensive account of the emergence and the development of artists' biographies in 18th- and early 19th-century Britain
  • Considers artists' lives as a literary genre in its own right
  • Discusses crucial issues related to the literature and the visual arts of the Romantic period