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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 ...
Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009

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

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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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