1989. Item #A5892
Cowling, Mary. The Artist as Anthropologist: The Representation of Type and Character in Victorian Art. Cambridge University Press 1989. 391p, 340 ills. Very good hardcover in good d.j. (would be very good except for short tears to top). ** How Victorian painting and illustration "made a significant contribution to the generation and perpetuation of physiognomical ideas about individual, class, and racial types, providing a visual embodiment of ideas that permeated everyday life and which had the support of a considerable body of scientific theory." The final chapter treats Francis Frith's paintings Derby Day and Railway Station.