"This is the first book in over a century to examine the important work of the watercolour artist and illustrator Frederick Walker (1840-75) and his closest artistic allies. He was greatly admired (and collected) by Vincent van Gogh and was described by Millais as 'the greatest artist of the century' and yet his premature death at the age of 35 cut short his promising career. Walker, together with his close friends George John Pinwell (1842-75) and John William North (1842-1924), forged new artistic identities that sought the perfection of the world around them and the distillation of beauty from seemingly mundane subjects."--Front flap of dust jacket.
Whymper's studio and illustation Frederick Walker (1840-1875) George John Pinwell (1842-1875) John William North (1842-1924) Cecil Gordon Lawson (1849-1882) Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910) George Heming Mason (1818-1872) Conclusion Chronology of the Idyllists.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Harold C. Putnam Book Fund.