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John Martin

(1789—1854) artist

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Adrian Heath

Adrian Heath  

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(b Burma, 23 June 1920; d Montmirail, France, 15 Sept. 1992).British abstract painter. In 1949 and 1951 he visited St Ives, where he met Ben Nicholson, and he formed ...
Adrianopolis

Adrianopolis  

Capital city of the Kingdom of Angria in the Glass Town and Angrian saga, named after its founder and ruler Arthur Augustus Adrian Wellesley, Marquis of Douro, Duke of Zamorna ...
Angria

Angria  

Imaginary kingdoms invented by the Brontë children.
annuals

annuals  

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This term covers miscellanies, such as Joy Street (1923) or Blackie's Children's Annual (1905); annual publications associated with weekly or monthly story papers or comics, such as Dandy (1939) or ...
Bard

Bard  

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A Pindaric ode by Gray, published 1757, based on a tradition that Edward I ordered the violent suppression of the Welsh bards. It opens with the surviving Bard's cursing of the conqueror as he and ...
Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë  

Later(1816–1855) British novelist and poetJane Eyre (1847) FictionShirley (1849) FictionVillette (1853) FictionThe Professor (1857) FictionJane Eyre (1847) FictionShirley (1849) FictionVillette ...
Coming Race

Coming Race  

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A novel by Bulwer‐Lytton, published 1871.The narrator describes his visit to a subterranean race of superior beings that long ago took refuge in the depths of the earth. There they have evolved a ...
Edward and William Finden

Edward and William Finden  

19th-century English line engravers. William (1787–1852) and his younger brother Edward (1791–1857), worked in conjunction first on engraving illustrations for books and then on large-scale plates ...
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton  

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(1803–73)English playwright, politician, and novelist. In Parliament Bulwer chaired the 1832 Select Committee which was responsible for a bill to allow any licenced theatre to play any kind of ...
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not  

(1823–48),the first of the annuals, established by the publisher Rudolph Ackermann as ‘a Christmas, New Year's and birthday present’ and edited during its 26 years by Frederic Shoberl. (The ...
Francis Danby

Francis Danby  

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(b Common, nr. Wexford, 16 Nov. 1793; d Exmouth, Devon, 10 Feb. 1861).Irish-born painter, active in England. He worked mainly in Bristol and London, but between 1830 and 1838, owing to financial and ...
Glass Town and Angrian saga

Glass Town and Angrian saga  

The Glass Town and Angrian saga originated in three plays associated with the Brontë children's toy soldiers (Young Men's Play, Our Fellows' Play, and Islanders' Play), that were initially acted ...
Hudson River School

Hudson River School  

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Term applied retrospectively to a number of American landscape painters, active c.1825–c.1875, who were inspired by pride in the beauty of their homeland. The early leaders and the three most ...
imagery in the Brontës' works

imagery in the Brontës' works  

Besides the landscape of the Yorkshire moors and lowering weather, inspiration for the Brontës' imagery came from their eclectic reading, ranging from Milton's grandeur to Gothic melodrama found in ...
John Milton

John Milton  

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(1608–74),son of John Milton the elder, a scrivener and composer of music. He was educated at St Paul's School and Christ's College, Cambridge, where he wrote poetry in Latin, Italian, and English, ...
mezzotint

mezzotint  

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(It., mezzotinto: ‘half-tint’).A printmaking method that produces subtly graduated tones rather than lines; the term also applies to a print made by this method. A metal (usually copper) plate is ...
natural history

natural history  

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1 The study of living organisms in their natural habitats.2 The study of all natural phenomena.
Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost  

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Epic poem by John Milton (1667) concerning mankind's disobedience and consequent expulsion from Paradise through Satan's agency. It has become the blind poet's best‐known work through its panoramic ...
Philosopher

Philosopher  

(3 Feb. 1845); 56 lines by Emily Brontë, from the Honresfeld MS (see law collection). It was published by Emily in Poems 1846, under the title ‘The Philosopher’, although Hatfield ...
Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts  

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Was founded under the patronage of George III in 1768, for the annual exhibition of works of contemporary artists and for the establishment of a school of art. Sir Joshua Reynolds was its first ...

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