Sir, there is a scheme set on foot for erecting a publick academy for the improvement of the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture .., 1753
- Sir, there is a scheme set on foot for erecting a publick academy for the improvement of the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture ...
- London : [s.n.], 1753.
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- Prospectus representing the earliest attempt to establish a national academy of arts. Accompanied by a printed list of one hundred and fifty-one artists from whom the proposed academy's ruling body was to be elected. The Royal Academy would not be founded until 1768.
At head: Academy of painting, sculpture &c. in St. Martin's-Lane, Tuesday October the 23d, 1753.
Signed: Francis Milner Newton, Secretary.
Sandby, W. History of the Royal Academy. London, 1862. I, p. 27.
Hutchinson, S. History of the Royal Academy. London, 1968. p. 31-33
Kitson, M. "Hogarths's apology for painters". Walpole Society (Great Britain). Volume of the Walpole Society. v.41, 1966-68, p. 46-111
BAC: British Art Center copy accompanied by: List &c. [of artists]. Addressed in ms. to: Mr. Paine, Archt. at the Very Revd. Dr. Fountayne's at Melton near Doncaster. For more information see object file.
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- Art -- Great Britain -- Societies, etc. -- Early works to 1800.Painting -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
- Prospectuses -- Great Britain -- 1753.
Ephemera -- Great Britain -- 1753.
Broadsides -- Great Britain -- 1753.
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