Creswick’s conservatism is an important part of the zeitgeist, and it is not surprising that he became a figure of the ‘Victorian Establishment’ (Maas 49), the antithesis of the bold pioneering of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites. — Simon Cooke

Introductory Material



‘Thomas Creswick: Obituary’. Notes and Queries 4th Series: 5 (June 1 1870): 26.

Graves, Algernon. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their work from its Foundation in 1769–1904. London: Henry Graves and Co. and George Bell, 1906.

Maas, Jeremy. Victorian Painters. London: Barrie & Rockliff, 1969.

Ruskin, John.Modern Painters. London: Smith Elder, 1843. Vol.1. Freeditorial online version, 344.

Smith, William, ed. Old Yorkshire. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1882.

Wood, Christopher. Paradise Lost. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1988.

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