Sir Joshua And His Circle (volume 1)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJoseph Fitzgerald Molloy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1906 Excerpt: ... chapter in the history of English art, but in the life of its first President, Joshua Reynolds. Efforts of which brief mention must be made, had already been made to open schools for the instruction of artists in England, the first of them under a foreigner, Sir Godfrey Kneller, in 1711; the second dating from 1724 to 1734, under Hogarth's father-inlaw Sir James Thornhill, at his house in the Piazza in Covent Garden; while the third, a life school, was opened in Greyhound Court, Arundel Street, and afterwards removed to Peter's Court, St. Martin's Lane, and subsequently to Pall Mall. In 1755 schemes for the better cultivation, improvement, and encouragement of painting, sculpture, and architecture were suggested by artists of the day, among whom were at least two foreigners, who in the circular they issued referred to the prodigious sums spent by English people on the Continent not only in buying pictures, but in obtaining permission to see them, and urged that encouragement should be accorded to English art and English artists; but as the public at large in this country had little knowledge of and less interest in pictures or sculpture, neither sympathy, support, nor serious consideration was given to this appeal. As a result of this indifference to art, no public exhibition of pictures by English artists had been held previous to the year 1760; though a section of the fashionable world, patrons of the Foundling Hospital Jfirst JEjbibition of pictures in Xonoon 205 and anonymous contributors to the ranks of its inmates, had been allowed by the governors of that charity to view the much talked of "Pharaoh's Daughter," presented to them by Hogarth; as well as the works of those who had followed his example and painted the walls of its new wing, finished in 1...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1906 Excerpt: ... chapter in the history of English art, but in the life of its first President, Joshua Reynolds. Efforts of which brief mention m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217991041

ISBN - 13:9780217991049

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