Victorian artists' autograph replicas : auras, aesthetics, patronage and the art market
Part of the British Art: Histories and Interpretations Since 1700 series
This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the production of Victorian art autograph replicas, a painting's subsequent versions created by the same artist who painted the first version.
Autograph replicas were considered originals, not copies, and were highly valued by collectors in Britain, America, Japan, Australia, and South Africa.
Motivated by complex combinations of aesthetic and commercial interests, replicas generated a global, and especially transatlantic, market between the 1870s and the 1940s, and almost all collected replicas were eventually donated to US public museums, giving replicas authority in matters of public taste and museums' modern cultural roles.
This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, museum studies, and economic history.
AC History of art / art & design styles, ACV History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900, GM Museology & heritage studies, HBJD1 British & Irish history, KCZ Economic history, KJM Management & management techniques