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By William T. Whitley

Its item is to provide info, extra to that already released in books at the topic, about the historical past of artwork in England from 1821 to 1837 whilst the Victorian period commenced.
/Книга об искусстве Англии начала Викторианской эпохи/.

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Turner s contribution to the exhibition at the Academy, What you will (114), was not much to the taste 28 of most of the critics, The only RICHARD HUME LANCASTER \l8ss\ complimentary notice of it that I have seen appeared in the Observer, which,, coupling Turner with Callcott who also showed only one work, says that in both cases the pictures are gems, "to 5 use the phrase among artists The Literary Gazette, after scoffing at the title, says of What you will: is a garden-scene and a sketch and no more.

Now Mr Wadmore wanted to add to the price, as it was But Wilkie refused to hear of it, a picture, not a sketch. was all contemplated at the time". not generally known that Wilkie, while engaged upon the picture for the Duke of Wellington, made the acquaintance of saying, "It It is one of the Duke s most famous adversaries, Marshal Soult. In the autumn of 1821, when the Pensioners was well advanced, Wilkie took a holiday, part of which he spent in Paris, where he saw all the pictures he could.

Lady Thomond inherited from Sir Joshua many pictures as well of and books, and other things of interest, all of which were now sold by Christie, whose rooms (at this time in Pall Mall, next to Schomberg House) were crowded beyond pre cedent" on the days of the sale. Many artists were present, as his prints " including Haydon, who regarded the event as a triumph for he said, respectable Titian, were knocked down, and affidavits, put up 3 carried off with comparative indifference; but no sooner was a picture by Reynolds elevated on the pole than all eyes were directed to it and all buyers eager for bidding, and the question became, not who should get the best bargain but who should English art.

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