Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale was a painter, designer, illustrator and a key figure in the last phase of Pre-Raphaelitism. She was also one of the most successful artists of the Edwardian period, and her work has an enduring public appeal with its absorbing narratives, exquisite characterisations and bright colour.
Despite her fame and popularity this is the first monograph to examine Fortescue-Brickdale’s life and work in detail. It documents her achievements, showcases her career highlights and explains her beautiful artwork. It features many of Fortescue-Brickdale’s most popular works including oil paintings such as The little Foot- Page, watercolour drawings, and designs for stained glass, sculpture and periodicals.
The author, Pamela Gerrish Nunn, is currently an independent scholar. Her most recent formal post was as Professor of Art History and Theory, School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Format: 96 pages, paperback
Publisher: Liverpool University Press (2012)
Dimensions: 250 x 210mm