Lefevre James Cranstone: His Life and Art
Few people have had the pleasure of viewing the works of 19th century British artist Lefevre James Cranstone, who thus remains overlooked and unappreciated. By telling the story of the artist's life and work, author Donald Smith helps the reader appreciate this gifted artist. The book's 143 color plates illustrate how the artist documents the cities, rural landscapes, and people of his time through his versatility with diverse media and a superb use of detail. The book focuses primarily on the artist's trip to America between 1859 and 1860, which resulted in almost 300 detailed sketches of antebellum America, including works that illustrated the cruelty of the slave trade. The volume concludes with a description of the artist's life and career in England and in Australia.
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Alfred America Arthur Cranstone Artists in Suffolk Australia Berkhamsted Bigler’s Mill Bloomington Brisbane British Artists Cemetery City Clermont collection Colonial Williamsburg Foundation copper plate engraving Courtesy Cranstone and Dacorum Cranstone prepared Cranstone watercolors Dacorum Heritage Trust David Cranstone depicts Emu Park England etchings Exhibition Falls ofNiagara ﬁrst ﬁve Harper’s Ferry Hemel Hempstead Heritage Trust Ltd Hertfordshire Archives Indiana Cranstone Indiana University ink drawing Institute Mansion Museum John Oxley Library Kangaroo L. J. Cranstone landscapes Lefevre Cranstone Lefevre James Cranstone Lefevre’s Library of Queensland Lilly Library Melbourne Niagara Oglebay Institute Mansion Ohio River oil on fabric oil painting Palladium-Item Parkersburg pen and ink purchased Richmond Art Museum Ripon Hall Rockefeller Rockhampton Royal Academy Sale dated scenes Sheila Gander Slaoe Slave Auction Suspension Bridge Sydney town Victorian Virginia Historical Society wash on paper Washington watercolor on paper West Virginia Wheeling Creek White House William York River