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Writing the lives of painters : biography and artistic identity in Britain 1760-1810

Author: Karen Junod
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the development of artists' biographies in the cultural context of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. It argues that the proliferation of a myriad biographical forms  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Junod
ISBN: 9780199597000 0199597006
OCLC Number: 758349029
Description: 1 v. (X-258 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contexts. biography vs. literature, art, and criticism ; Series of lives. Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of painting in England (1762-1780) ; William Beckford's Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters (1780) ; Individual lives. William Hogarth : the art of biography and the life of anecdotes ; Thomas Gainsborough : life in a sketch, sketch of a life ; George Morland : natural art, fictional life, and factual biography ; John Opie : domesticity, publicity, and gender.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: by Karen Junod.
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