London: The Women's Press, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. 242p, 40 ills. Very good / very good. Item #31044
Examines "the aspirations and expectations of Victorian women artists [painters and sculptors], their struggle for proper training, for exhibition and for unqualified recognition in the male-dominated art world." With case histories of Henrietta (Mrs. E.M.) Ward, Joanna Mary Boyce (Mrs. H.T. Wells), Emma Brownlow (King), Louisa Stuart (Lady Waterford), and Rosa Brett. A well-documented pioneering history.