A Genius for Failure. The life of Benjamin Robert Haydon

By: O'Keeffe, Paul

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Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket - DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Colour and black & white illustrations. 568 pages Benjamin Robert Haydon was an English painter, specialising in grand historical pictures, although he also painted a few contemporary subjects and, with some reluctance, portraits. His commercial success was damaged by his often tactless dealings with patrons, and by the enormous scale on which he preferred to work. He was troubled by financial problems throughout his life, which led to several periods of imprisonment for debt. He committed suicide in 1846. He gave lectures on art, and kept extensive diaries, which were published after his death.

Title: A Genius for Failure. The life of Benjamin Robert Haydon

Author Name: O'Keeffe, Paul

Categories: Art-Artists,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 2009

ISBN Number: 0224062476

ISBN Number 13: 9780224062473

Binding: Hardback

Seller ID: ID272970

Keywords: 19th Century 19th century art Benjamin Haydon Biography,