Fairies in Victorian art
The golden age of fairy painting lasted between 1840-1870, when fairies found expression in most of the Victorian arts - paintings, illustration, literature, theater, ballet, and music. The genre had a strong literary background, from the books of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen to Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream. These works, along with the Victorian obsession with spiritualism and the supernatural, created an atmosphere in which Fairy painting flourished.The work of the great fairy painters is examined - Dadd, Paton, Fitzgerald, and Richard Doyle - along with that of other Victorian painters like Landseer, Fuseli, Millais, Rossetti, and Rackham.
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Review: Fairies in Victorian ArtUser Review - Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides - Goodreads
Has a very nice selection of fairy pictures, and info about the painters. However, the on-page labeling is sometimes confusing or non-existent. Good, but not as impressive as The Pre-Raphaelites. Read full review
Review: Fairies in Victorian ArtUser Review - Goodreads
This book is full of beautiful pictures of fairies. It features work by John Anster Fitzgerald, Sir Joseph Noel Paton, Edward Robert Hughes, William Blake and many others. It is a wonderful collection of images, created by people with incredible artistic vision!