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A prospectus, &c. of the British School : His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, patron.

[London?] : [s.n.], [1802?]
Physical Description:
20 p. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N1165 B74 P7 1802
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Copyright Status:
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This copy includes a List of subscribers to the British School, paged [33]-39, and bound in at end, and printed on different paper than the Prospectus. It may have originally appeared in the Catalogue to the exhibition at the British School.
The British School was founded by John Thomas Serres, George Field, and William Ashford in 1802 to be an alternative to Royal Academy, for theshowing and sale of original British art. It was not a financial success & the venture lasted only 18 months. George Field is probably the author of this prospectus.
Head-piece engraved by J. Berryman.
Whitley, W. Art in England, 1800-1820 (1973 ed.), p. 45-48.
Subject Terms:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Great Britain.
British School.
Wood engravings -- [1802?].
Serres, John Thomas, 1759-1825.
Ashford, William, ca. 1746-1824.
Field, George, 1777?-1854.
Berryman, J., fl. 1824, engraver.

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