Painting Women: Victorian Women Artists, Rochdale Art Gallery, 1988 catalog, VG

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Cherry, Deborah, Manchester: Rochdale Art Gallery, 1988. English, First, Very Good softcover, 8 1/2 11 3/4" , 32 pp.

Very Good staplebound exhibition catalog with pictorial wraps featuring image of Emily Mary Osborn's Alone and Friendless and green title. Some wear to spine, one bent corner, clean interior, sturdy binding. Extensively researched essay by Deborah Cherry examining the work of Victorian women artists like Henrietta Ward, Rebecca Solomon, and Lucy Maddox Brown through the lens of their economic realities and social expectations. Black-and-white reproductions of the art throughout. Includes a list of suggested biographies and autobiographies and a list of exhibition works. Created on the occasion of a traveling exhibition that began at Rochdale Art Gallery, now Touchstone Rochdale, in 1987. A scarce piece of ephemera from a landmark show organized, currated, and designed by women. From the library of art historian and author, Whitney Chadwick.