Painting Dissent: Art, Ethics, and the American Pre-Raphaelites
Sophie Lynford
Princeton University Press, 2022
7.5 x 10.75 inches
Hardcover, 264 pages

Beautifully written and richly illustrated, Painting Dissent is an important work, which resituates the American Pre-Raphaelites as a significant force for reform in the mid-nineteenth century. Lynford argues that while they are generally less well known than their Hudson River School contemporaries, the American Pre-Raphaelites, through their activism, criticism, and multi-disciplinary approach to art and architecture, made important contributions to the pressing debate about slavery, ethics, and art in their time.