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John C. Olmsted
Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH 44074-1099)

Art Criticism in Great Britain, 1830-1850

To explore the interrelationship of literature and painting in Great Britain in the 1830s and 1840s by means of a program of intensive reading. An attempt will be made to define the standards of judgment implicit in book-length works of art criticism and in art reviews of the period in journals such as The Art-Union. Fraser's Magazine and the Athenaeum. A knowledge of the critical literature written in a period when J.M. W. Turner was puzzling and stimulating art critics like John Ruskin and W.M. Thackeray would contribute to a better understanding of early Victorian critical attitudes towards all of the arts.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976 - 1981

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 5/31/1979