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Recollections of the British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom
With Some Account of the Means Employed for that Purpose; and Biographical Notices of Artists who Have Received Premiums, 1805–1859

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  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108074544

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  • The British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom was founded as a private art gallery in 1805, and took over the lease of publisher John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery in Pall Mall, London. Its rich and noble subscribers (including the Prince of Wales, later George IV) patronised exhibitions of contemporary works, and also lent items for shows of Old Masters. The Institution also took in art students, and was a very popular public attraction in London: Jane Austen was among the many visitors from around the country. This 1860 book by Thomas Smith, a London historian, describes the founding and development of the Institution, with notices of its regular exhibitions and of special events such as the memorial dinner for Sir Joshua Reynolds. This is a fascinating account of a popular gallery in the first half of the nineteenth century, and of the tastes of its patrons and visitors.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108074544
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Proceedings of 1805
    By-laws
    The Shakespeare Gallery
    Proceedings of 1806
    Description of the building
    First exhibition of works of British artists
    The school of painting
    Winter exhibitions, 1807–59 inclusive
    Summary and statement of the expenditure
    Dinner commemorative of Sir Joshua Reynolds
    Summer exhibitions of works of ancient masters
    Obituaries
    Prefaces to catalogues
    Evening exhibitions
    Notice of the National Gallery
    Addenda
    Index.

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    Thomas Smith

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