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Arrogant Connoisseur

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As well as being one of the greatest English collectors (his bequest of bronzes, gems and Old Master drawings was one of the most important in the history of the British Museum), Richard Payne Knight was rarely out of controversy, whether he was editing Homer, writing his 'Discourse on the Worship of Priapus' or undervaluing the Elgin Marbles. A leading member of the Society of Dilettanti and the designer of one of England's most original country houses and landscape gardens, this self-educated ironmaster's grandson was one of the most versatile - and most feared - of Regency intellectuals. This book, lavishly illustrated in black and white and colour, shows how he built - and lost - his reputation.

Many of the works of art he owned, together with some which he published, and portraits of his friends and enemies, are described in a supplementary section of the book which also serves as the catalogue of the exhibition on Knight at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester in spring 1982.

Item details

Author(s):
Clarke, Michael; Penny, Nicholas
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1982
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719008727
ISBN-13:
9780719008726
Number of pages:
200
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Arrogant Connoisseur

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As well as being one of the greatest English collectors (his bequest of bronzes, gems and Old Master drawings was one of the most important in the history of the British Museum), Richard Payne Knight was rarely out of controversy, whether he was editing Homer, writing his 'Discourse on the Worship of Priapus' or undervaluing the Elgin Marbles. A leading member of the Society of Dilettanti and the designer of one of England's most original country houses and landscape gardens, this self-educated ironmaster's grandson was one of the most versatile - and most feared - of Regency intellectuals. This book, lavishly illustrated in black and white and colour, shows how he built - and lost - his reputation.

Many of the works of art he owned, together with some which he published, and portraits of his friends and enemies, are described in a supplementary section of the book which also serves as the catalogue of the exhibition on Knight at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester in spring 1982.

Author(s):
Clarke, Michael; Penny, Nicholas
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1982
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719008727
ISBN-13:
9780719008726
Number of pages:
200
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Arrogant Connoisseur

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