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VOLUME 84 (2022)

A Biographical Dictionary of
Royal Academy Students, 1769-1830
by Martin Myrone 

Volume 84 is for sale exclusively through Thomas Heneage Art Books.

An essential new reference work for students of 18th and 19th century British art, A Biographical Dictionary of Royal Academy Students 1769-1830 records every student known to have attended the RA schools in London during its first six decades.

The book contains 1,800 biographical entries and draws on extensive new archival research, offering a comprehensive account of the extraordinarily diverse life stories of former RA students and an unprecedented overview of British art during the Romantic period.

To order, call +44 (0)20 7930 9223 or email artbooks@heneage.com

It provides a revealing new context for such familiar figures as John Constable, William Blake and J.M.W. Turner, and a wealth of fresh information about three generations of obscure, forgotten or previously unknown British painters, sculptors, engravers and architects.

As the first national art school, enjoying Royal patronage, prestige and prominence, the Royal Academy has a pivotal role in British art history, with almost every notable figure of the era passing through its walls.

Members of The Walpole Society can access a digital facsimile of Volume 84
on our website as part of their subscription. Please register for the Members’ Area.

"Myrone’s book will prove to be an indispensable reference work
for anyone with a serious interest in British art studies
& the history of the art academy."

DR MARTIN POSTLE

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW,
THE PAUL MELLON CENTRE

FOR STUDIES IN BRITISH ART

Martin Myrone  spent over twenty years at Tate, latterly as Senior Curator, Pre-1800 British Art. His many exhibitions included John Martin (2011), William Blake (2019) and Hogarth and Europe (2021). He is a Trustee of The Walpole Society, and Head of Grants, Fellowships & Networks at the Paul Mellon Centre. His most recent book is Making the Modern Artist: Culture, Class and Art-Educational Opportunity in Romantic Britain (2020).

FORMAT: hardback

ISBN: 9781916256422

PUBLISHED: 9 January 2023

PUBLISHER: The Walpole Society

SIZE: 605 pages, 270 x 205 mm

ILLUSTRATIONS: 1 col. (frontispiece)

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IMAGES

IMAGE

Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), Auguste Charles Pugin (1768/9-1832) and John Bluck (1791-1832)

Drawing from Life at the Royal Academy, 1808 [detail]

Hand-coloured etching and aquatint, 27.6 x 33.9 cm (the sheet)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Elisha Whittlesey Collection, 1959 (Acc 59.533.2084)

Public Domain

"Myrone’s dictionary is extraordinary and surprising at every turn, a monumental companion to ‘Making the Modern Artist’."

MARK POMEROY, ARCHIVIST,
THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

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