The Art of the July Monarchy: France 1830 to 1848

The Art of the July Monarchy: France 1830 to 1848

(University of Missouri Press, 1990)

In the years between 1830 and 1848, the period known as the July Monarchy, French art underwent a major transformation from romanticism to realism. This catalogue illuminates the complexity of the time, by providing an in-depth examination of all the trends of the period. Essays by major scholars discuss the historical context and artistic background, history painting and landscape painting, portraiture, caricature, book illustration, and the advent of realism. A catalogue of 175 objects in the exhibition completes the work, which was published in conjunction with the celebration in 1989 of the sesquicentennial of the founding of the University of Missouri. 313 pages, 225 b&w illus., 48 color plates.

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