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academies  

Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
Augustus Earle

Augustus Earle  

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(1793–1838),Anglo-American painter of landscape, portrait, and genre scenes. Probably the first freelance artist to tour the world [see painting, 27 and exploration, 37].Earle exhibited at the Royal ...
Francis Grose

Francis Grose  

(?1731–91),antiquarian, lexicographer, and artist. Grose was born to Ann Bennett and Francis Grose, a well-established Swiss jeweller. He studied art rather than proceed to university, later ...
Joseph Michael Gandy

Joseph Michael Gandy  

 (1771–1843), (1778–1862), and (1787–1850)English architects.All three either trained under or assisted James Wyatt. Joseph travelled in Italy (1794–7), returning to become Soane’s assistant, and ...
painting

painting  

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Most painting in the Islamic world consists of illustration of manuscripts of histories, folktales, romances, epics, poetry, and animal fables, and production of single-page paintings that were ...
Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

established by royal charter when George III signed its Instrument of Foundation on 10 December 1768. It was originally

Royal Flying Corps

Royal Flying Corps  

The Royal Engineers experimented with balloons in the 1870s and a small factory was established at Chatham in 1883. Blériot's flight across the Channel in 1909 and the German Zeppelin programme ...
Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts  

(b Dorchester, 9 Mar. 1856; d Kallista, Victoria, 14 Sept. 1931).British-born Australian painter, active mainly in and around Melbourne. He was the most important figure in introducing Impressionism ...
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The period from the foundation of the Royal Academy in 1768 to the opening of the building of the National Gallery of Art in 1838 embraces many changes in the ...
William Henry Pyne

William Henry Pyne  

(1769–1824),*water-colourist, illustrator, and writer who gained most success producing lavishly illustrated books in association with Rudolph Ackermann.Pyne was the son of a London leather-seller, ...

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