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Apostles in England

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Very good condition paperback with tight binding and minimal shelf wear to the edges of the book. Internally clean.


Raphael's seven large gouache paintings, called cartoons, that weavers used in creating tapestries for the Sistine Chapel nearly 500 years ago exerted enormous influence on the development of painting in England in the 18th century. This volume focuses on copies of the cartoons painted between 1729 and 1731 by Sir James Thornhill, England's foremost history painter.
Thornhill's painted copies, together with a variety of engraved versions, were pivotal in the development of the "British School". As an extension of Thornhill's early efforts to formalize the training of British artists, these copies played an important part in the prelude to the founding of the Royal Academy in 1786. The intention was also political: to bolster England's position in relation to France by showing that the very best of Raphael was lodged on British soil. Essays explore issues about the use and reuse of the past and about the art of copying as a reproductive as well as a creative process.

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Author(s):
Meyer, Arline
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
27.9 x 21.6 x 1 cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1884919022
ISBN-13:
9781884919022
Number of pages:
86
Publisher:
Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Title:
Apostles in England

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Very good condition paperback with tight binding and minimal shelf wear to the edges of the book. Internally clean.


Raphael's seven large gouache paintings, called cartoons, that weavers used in creating tapestries for the Sistine Chapel nearly 500 years ago exerted enormous influence on the development of painting in England in the 18th century. This volume focuses on copies of the cartoons painted between 1729 and 1731 by Sir James Thornhill, England's foremost history painter.
Thornhill's painted copies, together with a variety of engraved versions, were pivotal in the development of the "British School". As an extension of Thornhill's early efforts to formalize the training of British artists, these copies played an important part in the prelude to the founding of the Royal Academy in 1786. The intention was also political: to bolster England's position in relation to France by showing that the very best of Raphael was lodged on British soil. Essays explore issues about the use and reuse of the past and about the art of copying as a reproductive as well as a creative process.

Author(s):
Meyer, Arline
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
27.9 x 21.6 x 1 cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1884919022
ISBN-13:
9781884919022
Number of pages:
86
Publisher:
Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Title:
Apostles in England

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