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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 ...
Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli  

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(1804–81),first earl of Beaconsfield, politician, prime minister, novelist, eldest son of I. D'israeli. He was to attempt an ambitious variety of literary forms before he settled on the novel. His ...
Charles Wentworth

Charles Wentworth  

A late persona of Branwell Brontë. Wentworth helps to chronicle the history of Angria and the Angrians in the fragmentary manuscripts of 1836–7. He is troubled by the Calvinist doctrine ...
Daniel Maclise

Daniel Maclise  

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(bapt. Cork, 2 Feb. [b ?25 Jan.] 1806; d London, 25 Apr. 1870).Irish painter and caricaturist, active for almost all his career in London, where he moved in 1827 to study at the Royal Academy. An ...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti  

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(b London, 12 May 1828; d Birchington, nr. Margate, Kent, 9 Apr. 1882).English painter and poet. He came from a remarkable and talented family: his father was an exiled Italian patriot and Dante ...
Frederick De Lisle

Frederick De Lisle  

(or Sir Edward), an eminent Verdopolitan portrait painter, patronized by the Duke of Zamorna and the Earl St Clair, and later by Edward Percy, in the Glass Town and Angrian ...
John Wolcot

John Wolcot  

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(1738–1819),‘Peter Pindar’, author of vigorous and witty satirical verses. Among these were Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians (1782–5); a mock‐heroic poem, The Lousiad (1785–95), and various other ...
Joseph Strutt

Joseph Strutt  

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(1749–1802)Author, artist, engraver, and antiquary, author of many works valuable for their research and engravings, including a Chronicle of England (1777–8), Dresses and Habits of the English ...
Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake  

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(1911–68),novelist, poet, and artist. He was commissioned as a war artist and visited Belsen in 1945 on a journalistic expedition for The Leader, an experience which profoundly affected him. His ...
portraits by the Brontës

portraits by the Brontës  

Charlotte Brontë told her publisher that there were no known likenesses of her sisters, yet both she and Branwell had made competent family portraits during their late adolescent years. The ...
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 Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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2011
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established in *London in 1768 by Royal Charter, with Sir Joshua Reynolds as its first president. Like its Continental precursors, the RA aimed to raise the status of the fine arts and ... More
William Blake

William Blake  

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(1757–1827)The English poet and artist produced more than twenty highly imaginative pictorial treatments of Shakespearian themes.

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