Professional Women Sculptors in Victorian Britain
Based on their unpublished letters, papers and diaries coupled with contemporary portrayals of female sculptors by novelists, critics, essayists and colleagues, this is an unprecedented picture of the women sculptors’ personal experience of preparing for and conducting careers as well as the public’s perception of them. The author examines each woman’s ability to use her position within the historical and cultural context as a platform from which to instigate change. The analytical emphasis throughout is on the art of negotiation and the result is an interdisciplinary work that delves deeply into the experience of an undervalued cohort of artists who had a disproportionate influence on Victorian social norms.
List of Abbreviations xiii
Abbreviations BI British Institution DNB Dictionary of National Biography GI Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts GSLA Glasgow Society of Lady Artists NLS National Library of Scotland ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National Biography PRA President of the Royal Academy PRSA President of the Royal Scottish Academy RA Royal Academy of Arts RSA Royal Scottish Academy SFA Society of Female Artists SWA Society of Women Artists (formerly SFA)
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