British Art Journal

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 3, Spring

Annex: Works of Frederick Richard Say (1804-68)
Note that Some works in section (b) may duplicate works in section (a) (a) Identified portraits Acraman, Alice & Edith, b 1825 & 1827 resp. ('Little Wanderers'); e1832, Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth Aeraman, Mrs Maria (mother of...
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A Speculative Grand Tour Excavation: Aubrey Beauclerk, Thomas Brand and Thomas Jenkins at Centocelle
Writing from Rome in August 76, Father John Thorpe marked to his patron Lord Arundell that 'the reigning passion for digging among ruins in search of antiquities has been unable to wait for the cool season'. (2) Thorpe was referring to a rash of speculative...
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'Charles Van der Stappen': Musees Royaux Des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 2 July-26 Sept 2010 Www.fine-Arts-Museum.Be
'Charles Van der Stappen' Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 2 July-26 Sept 2010 www.fine-arts-museum.be [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] He exhibited his sculptures with great success at prestigious shows in England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Austria,...
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Forgotten but Not Lost: Frederick Richard Say (1804-68)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Portrait painting was a major industry in England in the 18th century and the first half of the 19th, before the advent of photography. Some remarkable practitioners of this art form attained great fame, and sometimes riches...
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John Rogers Herbert (1810-90) and the New Palace of Westminster
In 1845, John Rogers Herbert, RA (1810-90), was among several artists commissioned to do-fresco painting in the New Palace of Westminster. He already had a reputation of being one of the up and coming British School, and now he was one of the few chosen...
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'Life, Legend, Landscape: Victorian Drawings & Watercolours'
'Life, Legend, Landscape: Victorian Drawings & Watercolours' The Courtauld Gallery 17 February-5 May 2011 This exhibition, according to the introductory essay in the book that accompanied it, could have been summed up as 'a raiscellany'....
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Lucian Freud: A Scottish Interlude
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In 1997 the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art organised 'Early Works--Lucian Freud', an exhibition highlighting the artist's youthful work up to 1945. Among the works shown, three drawings disclosed that the artist had...
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Picturing James Watt: On the Occasion of a Major New Exhibition at the Science Museum, 'James Watt and Our World', Which Opened on 23 March, the Senior Curator of Engineering Technologies Reviews the Iconography of the Legendary Developer of Early Steam Engines
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It has become almost traditional in biographies or memoirs of James Watt to include a list and discussion of his portraits. The few that were created in his lifetime and over which it can be assumed he had some command have...
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Ruddy's 'Indian' Smile: Unknown Portraits of Rudyard Kipling
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At her death in 1976 Kipling's daughter, Elsie Bambridge, left a set of exquisite drawings representing Rudyard Kipling as a young man to the National Trust. These are preserved in the Kipling Archive at the University of...
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Style and Serendipity: Adam, Walpole and Strawberry Hill
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There has always been something of a paradox in the relationship of Horace Walpole to Robert Adam as interior designers of idiosyncratic genius who worked together harmoniously in the 1760s at Strawberry Hill, especially after...
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The Belton Conversation Piece
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The painting by Philippe Mercier known as The Belton Conversation-piece ((Pl 1) has long been identified as one of the earliest known surviving examples of that quintessentially 18th-century British genre. It can be attributed...
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'The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900'
'The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900' Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2 April-17 July 2011 Musee d'Orsay, Paris, 12 September 2011-15 January 2012 de Young Museum, San Francisco, 18 February-17 June 2012 At the time...
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The Enigma of a Portrait: Lady Anne Clifford and Daniel's Cleopatra
Recent scholarship has shown that the female theatrical culture of the early Stuart court was both a reflection of and an influence on women's subjectivity. In Women on Stage in Stuart Drama (2005), Sophie Tomlinson has pointed out that in its elite...
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'Watercolour'
'Watercolour' Tate Britain 16 February-21 August 2011 A simple conception, executed with Tate's usual business efficiency, belies the sensitivity of the selection and the occasional brilliance of the hang of this unusual show. Growing out of...
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