Writing under pressure: Maud Cruttwell and the old master monograph

Ventrella, Francesco (2019) Writing under pressure: Maud Cruttwell and the old master monograph. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 28. pp. 1-27. ISSN 1755-1560

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Abstract

A nineteenth-century invention, the old master monograph corresponded with the increasing interest in life writing among the reading public and the development of connoisseurship in art history. This article looks at the production and reception of two major monographs to gauge the contribution of Maud Cruttwell to the study of old masters. In particular, it discusses her interest in the personality of the artist as an aesthetic and ethical project that she perceived as a form of self-cultivation in the wake of Walter Pater’s aesthetics.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Maud Cruttwell, Art Historiography, Aesthetics, Connoisseurship, Wilhelm Bode, Mary Costelloe, Bernard Berenson
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N0061 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N0400 Art museums, galleries, etc.
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
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Depositing User: Francesco Ventrella
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 11:48
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 12:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/83103

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