1890s People
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Walter Pater
By Laurel Brake
Walter Horatio Pater was, along with A. C. Swinburne, Simeon Solomon, and Whistler, one of the controversial nineteenth-century English aesthetes. Like them he was much influenced by continental ideas and art, and like Swinburne he began publishing as a critic in the journals in the 1860s. Valuing the form and architectonics