Frederick Walker and the Idyllists by Donato Esposito, published by Lund Humphries in 2017, is the first book in over a century to explore the work of watercolour artist and illustrator Frederick Walker (1840–1875), described by Sir John Everett Millais as “the greatest artist of the century”, as well as that of his closest artistic allies.
Donato Esposito focuses successive chapters on the lives and works of each of the core members of Walker’s group, charting their unconventional journey from a loosely bound collective rooted in the London-based black-and-white world of commercial illustration to a renowned grouping known as the Idyllists, respected and eagerly collected by galleries and private individuals in Europe, America and Australia.
In this blog post, we offer you a glimpse into this publication (now part of our 60% off Summer Sale!), which features a wealth of beautiful illustrations...
This blogpost was originally published on 04-07-2017 and was updated on 19-08-2020.