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Painting for Money: The Visual Arts and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century England

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A distinctly modern art world emerged in eighteenth-century England. The period witnessed the establishment of the first public spaces for the display of works of art, widespread discussion of artistic issues, and the rise of an art market responsive to the tastes of a large and diverse audience. This lavishly illustrated and engagingly written book discusses these ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 21st 1996 by Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (first published May 28th 1993)
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David H. Solkin is professor of the social history of art, Courtauld Institute of Art. He is the author of Painting for Money: The Visual Arts and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century England and editor of Art on The Line: The Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780--1836, both published by Yale.
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