Candidates for Fame: The Society of Artists of Great Britain 1760-1791

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In 1760 an innovation transformed the character of artistic life in Great Britain: the first public exhibition of art. The successful London exhibition was repeated in 1761, but a dispute in the wake of the first show split exhibitors into rival groups, among them the Society of Artists of Great Britain. This book is the first to examine closely the Society from its origins to its demise in 1791. Matthew Hargraves looks at the politics and personalities behind the earliest public exhibitions of British art and uncovers the ...

Candidates for Fame: The Society of Artists of Great Britain 1760-1791 2006, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300110043

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