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Ayres, James
Art, artisans and apprentices : apprentice painters & sculptors in the early modern British tradition / James Ayres.
Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
523 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Reference Library
N185 .A94 2014 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Art -- Study and teaching -- North America -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
North America -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Painters -- Training of -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Painters -- Training of -- North America -- History -- 18th century.
Sculptors -- Training of -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Sculptors -- Training of -- North America -- History -- 18th century.

  • 1. Art & mystery.--2. The guilds & livery companies.--3. Guild regulation & training.--4. Indentured apprenticeships.--5. The craft trades & the visual arts.--6. The art of picture craft.--7. The materials of painters.--8. Painter stainers.--9. The painters: mechanic and liberal.--10. Easel painting.--11. The trade of painting in oil: house and decorative painting, sign painting & making, coach painting, marine painting.--12. Size painting: stained hangings, stained transparencies, scene painting for the theatre, the plasterers.--13. Limning & watercolour painting: limning, watercolour painting.--14. Sculpture.--15. Modelling & casting in plaster: modelling in clay, casting in plaster.--16. The pointing machine.--17. Carving: woodcarving, stone & marble carving.--18. Metalwork & related trades: The foundry, chasers & chasing, die-sinking & seal-cutting.--19. The origin & function of academies of art.--20. Conclusion.--Appendix I. Indenture of 1788: Isaac Dell.--Appendix II. Advertisement for a Stationer and Picture Dealer c. 1750-759.--Appendix III. Samuel Wale (?-d. 1786) as sign painter.--Appendix IV. Charles Catton (1728-1798) "The Prince of Coach Painters".--Appendix V. John Baker RA (1736-1771), coach painter.--Appendix VI. Luke (Marmaduke) Cradock (1660-1717) the "Ornamental Painter".--Appendix VII. Sign painting in Colonial and early Federal America.--Appendix VIII. Prices of house painters' work of 1799.--Appendix IX. Stained hangings: early seventeenth and eighteenth century.-- Appendix X. A sampling of individual painters or sculptors who left the English Provinces for Apprenticeships in London, Westminster or Southwark.--Appendix XI. Some of the many woodcarvers who later worked in stone and marble.-- Appendix XII. The construction of an armature in John Flaxman's studio.--Appendix XIII. Prices in 1797 for ship-carving on Royal Navy vessels in relationship to tonnage.--Appendix XIV. Price list for lead statuary.--Appendix XV. Some members of the St Martin's Lane Academy.--Appendix XVI. Proposed accommodation and prospectus for the Royal Academy Schools.--Appendix XVII. Part of Gustav Waagen's (1794-1868) evidence before the Select Committee of the House of Commons in 1834, on the value of Academies of Art.