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British art and the Seven Years' War : allegiance and autonomy

Author: Douglas Fordham
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010.
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"In British Art and the Seven Years' War Douglas Fordham argues that war and political dissent provided potent catalysts for the creation of a national school of art. Over the course of three tumultuous decades marked by foreign wars and domestic political dissent, metropolitan artists--especially the founding members of the Royal Academy, including Joshua Reynolds, Paul Sandby, Joseph Wilton, Francis Hayman, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Fordham
ISBN: 9780812242430 0812242432
OCLC Number: 503655265
Description: xiii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The standard bearer --
Mobilizing the arts --
Pomp and imperial circumstance --
Heads of state --
Bleeding hearts --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Douglas Fordham.
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