Talk:The Boyhood of Raleigh

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" It came to epitomise the culture of heroic imperialism in late Victorian Britain and in British popular culture up to the mid-twentieth century." What is the source for this statement? What is the art history value of the statement? What is "heroic imperialism"? How could this be "epitomised" by two slightly puzzled looking boys? What is British "popular culture"? How would a painting about Rayleigh be part of British "popular culture" in the age of the Charleston, quickstep, jazz and Swing? The whole sentence, even if it could be referenced, is an opinion so must be bracketed by: In the opinion of the eminent art historian ..... to be encylopedic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:27, 16 June 2014 (UTC)