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Marsh, Jan 1942-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 375 publications in 3 languages and 10,261 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wat
Classifications: N6767.5.P7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan Marsh
Pre-Raphaelite women artists by Jan Marsh( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important publication brings together paintings, drawings, photographs and other works that women contributed to the Pre-Raphaelite impluse during its long life. Spanning three generations from the 1840s to the early 1900s the artists include Barbara Bodichon, Anna Howitt, Rosa Brett, Anna Blunden, Jane Benham Hay, Joanna Boyce, Elizabeth Siddal, Rebecca Solomon, Emma Sandys, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown, Marie Spartali Stillman, Maria Zambaco, Francesca Alexander, Evelyn De Morgan, Kate Bunce, Marianne Stokes, Christiana Herringham and Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale."--BOOK COVER
Pre-Raphaelite women : images of femininity by Jan Marsh( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Pre-Raphaelite Women explores the lives, art and influence of the women associated with the Pre-Raphaelite circle. As models, wives, and lovers of these artists, women such as Elizabeth Siddal, Jane Morris, Fanny Cornforth, Annie Miller, and Maria Zambaco were at the very core of the movement. This unique volume juxtaposes the stories of these women with the paintings they inspired, revealing the discrepancies between the art and the Pre-Raphaelites and their reality. Art authority Jan Marsh explains in her text just how different the painters' idealized visions of these women were from their everyday lives. While portrayed as saints, angels, femme fatales, and courtly ladies, many of the Pre-Raphaelite women came from ordinary, even squalid, backgrounds."--from book jacket
The Pre-Raphaelite sisterhood by Jan Marsh( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Rossetti : a writer's life by Jan Marsh( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here we learn of the deep sexual passions and ambivalence of her young adulthood; the men she chose and later denied; the warmth of her family life; her close ties to the grand literary figures of Victorian London; the religious devotion that suffused her later years; and her frustrated ambition to fulfill her life as an artist and a woman. Drawing on unread works and newly available letters, Marsh also makes sense for the first time of Rossetti's adolescent breakdown and recurrent depressions
Bloomsbury women : distinct figures in life and art by Jan Marsh( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Bloomsbury is one of pictures and people; it is an artistic and literary style, and also a group of original and creative individuals whose lives have long fascinated the public imagination. Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Dora Carrington, Vita Sackville-West, Lydia Lopokova, Katherine Mansfield, Frances Partridge, Angelica Garnett: many exceptional women were associated with Bloomsbury. Their writings, letters, diaries, and memoirs provide vivid accounts of friendship, love, art, jealousy, suicide, gossip, and day-to-day affairs over forty years. The men, too, were exceptional artists and writers whose works and words intimately depict Bloomsbury women
Black Victorians : black people in British art, 1800-1900 by Jan Marsh( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The black presence in Victorian art is greater than may be supposed. Indeed, the expanding art market in the nineteenth century was largely based on British prosperity resulting from imperial commerce and conquest. It can therefore be said that Victorian art owes its existence to those who are relatively absent from its images. Black Victorians brings together over 100 images depicting black figures, to reveal the diversity of representation within nineteenth-century visual culture and to foreground the 'forgotten' presence of people of African descent in Victorian British art. The range of images is broad, from pictures of soldiers and sailors in Britain's armed forces and men and women in genre scenes to portraits of entertainers and political refugees and studies of artists' models. Notable individuals featured include actor Ira Aldridge, Crimean heroine Mary Seacole, the Queen's god-daughter Sarah Bonetta Davies, composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass. In addition to the fine arts of painting, drawing and sculpture, the selection includes photography, popular illustration, caricature and ephemera, which provide a cultural context for the portraits and subject pictures, as well as presenting black figures as members of British society in everyday settings. Many major artists of the period are represented, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, Edward Burne-Jones, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edgar Degas and J. A. M. Whistler. Many works are virtually unknown and collected here for the first time. Presenting an important opportunity to see and assess how black figures have been portrayed in British art, Black Victorians is an original and fascinating survey of a subject that has been given little coverage to date. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to seek a fresh perspective on a well-documented period of British history."--Book jacket
Edward Thomas : a poet for his country by Jan Marsh( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women artists and the Pre-Raphaelite movement by Jan Marsh( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Morris & Red House by Jan Marsh( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Rossetti : a literary biography by Jan Marsh( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected writings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite vision by Katharine Jordan Lochnan( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This abundantly illustrated book accompanies a major exhibition of William Holman Hunt's work. It explores the artist's vision and its relevance to contemporary audiences. Despite the great interest in Pre-Raphaelitism, it has been nearly forty years since the last exhibition devoted to Holman Hunt, one of the founders of the movement. His vision, which inspired the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, has lost neither its timeliness or significance." "The book illustrates paintings by Hunt and his associates, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Arthur Hughes, and also includes drawings, prints, photographs and textiles. It examines Hunt's work in the context of the Brotherhood, and his ideas in relation to the artistic, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social issues of his age."--Jacket
Dante Gabriel Rossetti : painter and poet by Jan Marsh( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Growing up in early Victorian London, with a dual Anglo-Italian inheritance, Dante Gabriel Rossetti was determined to be a famous painter, or poet, or both. A key member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood at age twenty, he went on to paint world-renowned images of Beatrice, Proserpine, and Astarte, drawn from 'stunners' with soulful eyes and swan-like necks. His poems, like The Blessed Damozel, spoke of unfulfilled love and desire." "His personal life was equally highly coloured. After a long on-off engagement, he married his 'dear dove' Lizzie Siddal, but lost her within two years to a drug overdose. Distraught, he buried the sole manuscript of his poems in her coffin, only to retrieve them for publication seven years later when he fell passionately in love with Janey, wife of his business partner William Morris." "A born leader but moody and quarrelsome, an ambitious painter who refused to exhibit, the contradictory Rossetti suffered a paranoid collapse in his forties, yet recovered to produce his most compelling canvases of darkly brooding femmes fatales."--Jacket
Jane and May Morris : a biographical story, 1839-1938 by Jan Marsh( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pre-Raphaelite circle by Jan Marsh( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood lent its name to one of the most significant and innovative artistic movements of the Victorian age. Jan Marsh's lively and revealing account of these remarkable men and women explores the individual personalities, the close friendships and the artistic force that bound this diverse group together
The Pre-Raphaelites : their lives in letters and diaries by Jan Marsh( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal by Jan Marsh( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Elizabeth Siddal as an artist in her own right separated from the ubiquitous historical images. Examples are drawn from the Freidian revolution in the 1920s, the cinematic melodrama of the 1930s, the social awakening of the 1940s and the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Previous ed.: 1999
Back to the land : the pastoral impulse in England, from 1880 to 1914 by Jan Marsh( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of love and life : Pre-Raphaelite art from the Birmingham collection, England by Stephen Wildman( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marsh, Jan and Christian, John, essays
The woman's domain : women and the English country house by Trevor Lummis( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Christina Rossetti : a writer's life
Alternative Names
Jan Marsh British writer and curator

Marsh, Jan

Marsh, Janet 1942-

Marsh, Janet Sara 1942-

マーシュ, ジャン

Languages
English (232)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

Covers
Pre-Raphaelite women : images of femininityThe Pre-Raphaelite sisterhoodChristina Rossetti : a writer's lifeBloomsbury women : distinct figures in life and artBlack Victorians : black people in British art, 1800-1900William Morris & Red HouseChristina Rossetti : a literary biographyCollected writings