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Marsh, Jan 1942-

Works: 101 works in 420 publications in 3 languages and 10,452 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wat
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jan Marsh
Pre-Raphaelite women : images of femininity by Jan Marsh( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 877 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
Pre-Raphaelite women artists by Jan Marsh( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FINE ARTS When the Pre-Raphaelites broke upon the British art world in 1849, they became a sensation. Much has been written about this group William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, and others but this work, which serves as a catalog for a 1998 traveling exhibition in Britain, is the first attempt to look at the role of women in the movement. Marsh and Nunn, both specialists in the Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian women artists, look at the paintings, drawings, and photography of 20 women, ranging from Elizabeth Siddal to Julia Margaret Cameron. Like their male counterparts, they focused on medieval themes women in long, elaborately designed gowns and flowing hair or scenes from legends. But they also experimented with other subjects baby portraits, children playing, saints. Featured here are 231 richly detailed illustrations, 65 in color, many reproduced and documented for the first time, giving these neglected artists the attention they deserve. The work also includes brief biographies, photos of the artists, and a catalog of individual works. Highly recommended for art and women's studies collections
The Pre-Raphaelite sisterhood by Jan Marsh( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dit boek worden levensgeschiedenissen geschetst van de vrouwen die poseerden voor de Pre-Raphaëlieten. Met foto's en reprodukties
Christina Rossetti : a writer's life by Jan Marsh( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, the first full-scale biography of Rossetti, reinstates her in her rightful place as a luminary among Victorian poets. Like Emily Dickinson, with whom she is often compared, Rossetti is a poet's poet who wrote some of the Victorian period's most lush, most original, and also some of its most restrained poetry. Because of the new appreciation for this highly accomplished work, and also because, through her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina is so closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites and their superb art and bohemian lives, there had been a resurgence of interest in this enigmatic writer
Bloomsbury women : distinct figures in life and art by Jan Marsh( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the Bloomsbury group from its beginnings in the early years of the twentieth century to the old age of its founders and the legacy that lives on, and Jan Marsh brings a new approach to the group and its female protagonists. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white archive material, Bloomsbury Women presents portrait studies, decorative images, line drawings, and photographs that compliment the textual narratives of the lives, loves, art, and ideas of an extraordinary group of friends
Black Victorians : black people in British art, 1800-1900 by Jan Marsh( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 545 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 )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 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 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Morris & Red House by Jan Marsh( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of Rossetti's life and creativity shows how Rossetti overcame emotional injury through her poetry. The biography tells how she grew up in her close, highly dramatic Italian family and lived a Christian life, yet wrote highly sexual, disturbing poems like Goblin Market
Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite vision by Katharine Jordan Lochnan( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 332 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
Collected writings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante Gabriel Rossetti : painter and poet by Jan Marsh( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 313 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 )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pre-Raphaelite circle by Jan Marsh( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of nineteenth-century artists who challenged contemporary art with their commitment to realism and 'truth to nature'. Renowned as much for their social relationships as for their artistic ideals, the lives of the Pre-Raphaelites - Holman Hunt, Rossetti, Millais, Burne-Jones and Morris - illustrate the full range of human experience, from personal tragedy to triumph. Jan Marsh explores both the individual personalities and the artistic force which bound the circle together
The Pre-Raphaelites : their lives in letters and diaries by Jan Marsh( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal by Jan Marsh( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 259 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 )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 248 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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marsh, Jan and Christian, John, essays
May Morris : arts & crafts designer by May Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May Morris, youngest daughter of influential designer William Morris, was one of the leading female contributors to the Arts and Crafts Movement. She ran the embroidery department of her father's famous firm Morris & Co., and had a successful freelance career as a designer, maker, and exhibitor, founding the Women's Guild of Arts in 1907 and undertaking a lecture tour in the United States between 1909 and 1910. May's approach to embroidery was innovative and widely influential in the UK and abroad, yet her important contribution to embroidery is often overshadowed by the accomplishments of her more famous father. Includes exquisite images including close-up photographs of her embroideries. Interspersed within the chronological arrangement of objects are feature spreads highlighting particular aspects of May Morris's work
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Christina Rossetti : a writer's life
Pre-Raphaelite women artistsThe 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 biographyHolman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite vision
Alternative Names
Jan Marsh British writer and curator

Marsh, Jan

Marsh, Janet 1942-

Marsh, Janet Sara 1942-

マーシュ, ジャン

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