Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, 1834-1894?

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Birth 1834-09-10
Death 1894-11-04
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Philip Gilbert Hamerton was an English artist, critic, and author, perhaps best known for writing The Intellectual Life. Born in Lancashire, his mother died in childbirth, and Hamerton was raised by aunts. Although prepared for Oxford, he eschewed higher education, and studied painting, specializing in landscapes. He found himself more suited to writing, and wrote essays, articles, criticism, autobiography, and even a few novels, writing about many topics but chiefly painting. He was also editor and co-proprietor of The Portfolio, an innovative and influential journal that published drawings and literature chosen to appeal to a cultivated public.

From the description of Philip Gilbert Hamerton letter to My dear sir, 1876 Feb. 4. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123906048

English artist and essayist who wrote extensively on prints and drawings. Hamerton studied art in London, and established the periodical, The Portfolio, with Richard Seeley in 1869. His publications also include two novels.

From the description of The graphic arts : a treatise on the varieties of drawing and painting in comparison with each other and with nature, 1881-1882. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80568660

British artist and essayist.

From the description of Letter : Autun, France, to Mr. Niles, 1878 Feb. 4. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 316061183

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Subjects:

  • Composition (Art)
  • Painters--19th century--Correspondence
  • Art--Technique
  • Art, British
  • Art--British (?)--Reproductions
  • Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence

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