British Art Journal

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, Summer

Art in the Quarterly Review
The runaway success of the Whig Edinburgh Review (1802-1929) was hotly pursued by its Tow competitor and rival (1809-1967). The art content of the newer Quarterly Review came to be no less in extent than that of the Edinburgh (explored in The British...
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'By Heaven Inspired': A Marble Bust of Handel by Roubiliac Rediscovered
The 250th anniversary of the death of the German-born British Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), has been marked by the recent rediscovery of an important lost portrait of him in marble by the great 18th-century sculptor from France,...
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Correction
Unfortunately an editorial mixup led to an error in the penultimate paragraph of the 'Paths to Fame: Turner Watercolours from the Courtauld Gallery' exhibition review by Eric Shanes on page 88 of the last issue of this journal. The correct text is...
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James Harvey: James Harvey British Art, 15 Langton Street SWIO
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] James Harvey lives over the shop in Langton Street near the World's End, one of several stylish galleries that have established a fresh and pleasing artistic purlieu in furthest Chelsea. This colonization is assisted it must...
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'Real Views from Nature in This Country': Paul Sandby, Estate Portraiture and British Landscape Art
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] When Thomas Gainsborough was invited in 1764 to portray the 2nd Earl of Hardwicke's newly acquired state, he declined, as the subject was beneath his artistic ambition, remarking that 'with regard to real Views from Nature in...
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Regency Rowlandson: Thomas Rowlandson's Studies after (Long after) the Antique
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] From around 1815 to 1820, that is, towards the end of a long and prolific artistic career as the most stylish and witty graphic chronicler of the antics of Georgian England, Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) produced a large corpus...
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Regional Portraiture and the Heraldic Connection in Tudor and Early Stuart England
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] In 1657 the distinguished antiquary and Royalist officer Gervase Holies (1607-75) set about writing the 'memorials' of his family, in which he recalled a telling incident regarding the portrait done of his namesake and grandfather...
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Ruskin's Turner: The Making of a Romantic Hero
[Turner] stands upon an eminence, from which he looks back over the universe of God and forward over the generations of men. Let every work of his hand be a history of the one, and a lesson to the other. Let each exertion of his mighty mind be both...
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'Sickert in Venice'
'Sickert in Venice' Dulwkh Picture Gallery 4 March-31 May 2009 When Walter Sickert was elected a full Royal Academician 1934 he offered as a Diploma piece not one of his London paintings but a view of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice dating...
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'Sun, Wind, and Rain: The Art of David Cox'
'Sun, wind, and rain: the Art of David Cox' Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 16 October 2008-4 January 2009 and Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Birmingham, 31 January 2009-3 May 2009 Since his death in 1859, David Cox's art has hardly...
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'Taking Liberties the Struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights'
'Taking Liberties The Struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights' British Library 31 October 2008-1 MArch 2009 Taking Liberties: the Struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights at the British Library (31 October 2008-1 March 2009) was an exploration...
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Tea Parties in Early Georgian Conversation Pieces
During the late 1720s and early 1730s, a new type of portrait painting, called the conversation piece, became fashionable in England. In contrast to the grand manner of portraiture, which represents life-size figures posing in front of a fanciful backdrop...
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The Duke of Richmond's Gallery in Whitehall
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] This collection of plaster casts was not an aristocratic or dilettante's gallery, but an academy for students of drawing. Study collections of plaster casts had long been established in France and Italy, but the Duke of Richmond's...
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The Fate of a 'Missing Masterpiece' Gavin Hamilton's Andromache Mourning the Death of Hector
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] In the Spring 2003 issue of the British Art Journal Gert-Rudolf Flick discussed what he called two 'Missing Masterpieces': Pompeo Batoni's Hector's Farewell to Andromache and Gavin Hamilton's Andromache Bewailing the Death of...
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'The Intimate Portrait: Drawings, Miniatures and Pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence'
'The Intimate Portrait: Drawings, Miniatures and Pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence' Scottish National Portrait Gallery 25 October 2008-1 February 2009 British Museum 5 March-31 May The exhibition 'The Intimate Portrait: Drawings, Miniatures...
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'Utmost Fidelity: The Painting Lives of Marianne and Adrian Stokes'
'Utmost Fidelity: the painting lives of Marianne and Adrian Stokes' Wolverhampton Art Gallery 31 January-31 March, Atkinson Art Gallery Southport 11 April-12 June, Mercer Art Gallery Harrogate 27 June-31 August, Penlee House and Royal Cornwall...
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William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2008
WINNER (books published I September 2007-31 August 2008) Thomas P Campbell Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty. Tapestries at the Tudor Court 440pp, hb 45 [pounds sterling], ISBN 9780300122343 Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre...
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