Discovery of Spain: British Artists and Collectors Goya to Picasso
This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the impact of Spanish culture on British art and collecting from the 1790s to the 1930s - the Napoleonic period to the Spanish Civil War. Spain is now a familiar and much-loved part of the British view of Europe, but in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it was still relatively unknown. This book captures the excitement of this era, a time when Spain's architecture, customs, fashions and painting were 'discovered' and created a sensation in Britain. This unprecedented survey contains contributions from renowned scholars and illustrates the work of the Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco, Murillo, Goya and Picasso, and the British artists David Wilkie, David Roberts, John Frederick Lewis, John Phillip, Arthur Melville and David Bomberg.