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Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

Adventures of Peregrine Pickle  

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A novel by T. Smollett (1751, revised edn 1758).The hero is a scoundrel and a swashbuckler, with little to his credit except wit and courage; and the book is mainly occupied with his adventures in ...
ancient art, post-Antique collecting

ancient art, post-Antique collecting  

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Collecting of antiquities began in the ancient period itself with the art collections of the Hellenistic dynasts and Romans of the republican and imperial periods (see art Market, ancient). The ...
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome  

Ancient Rome continued to be a major reference point for the culture of the Enlightenment, due notably to the central role played by Latin. There was a gradual decline in ...
Anton von Maron

Anton von Maron  

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(b Vienna, 1731; d Rome, 3 Mar. 1808).Austrian painter, active mainly in Rome, where he settled in 1755 and was Mengs's pupil and assistant 1756–61. In 1765 he married Mengs's sister. He had ...
Canaletto

Canaletto  

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(b Venice, 17 Oct. 1697; d Venice, 19 Apr. 1768).Venetian painter, etcher, and draughtsman, the most famous view painter of the 18th century. He was the son of a ...
capriccio

capriccio  

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(Italian, ‘caprice’)A painted or drawn composition combining real or imaginary architectural features in a fantasy setting. The capriccio was essentially developed in the 18th century and associated, ...
caricature

caricature  

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A form of art, usually portraiture, in which characteristic features of the subject represented are distorted or exaggerated for comic effect or to make critical comment. The term is sometimes used ...
Carlo Maratta

Carlo Maratta  

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An English variation of the Salvator Rosa picture frame, it was so called because it was first found on works by Maratta (1625–1713). In its enriched form (for example with acanthus leaf moulding in ...
Charles Heathcote Tatham

Charles Heathcote Tatham  

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(1772–1842).English architect. He worked for S. P. Cockerell and then for Henry Holland who helped him to visit Italy in 1794. There, he met many aristocrats and gentry on the Grand Tour, including ...
Claude Lorrain

Claude Lorrain  

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(1600–82)Landscape painter from Lorraine, who worked mainly in Rome. He was the first artist to be inspired by the Roman Campagna and its legends. Many 18th‐century English travellers on ...
English art

English art  

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1. PaintingThe history of English art before the 18th century is essentially that of a provincial style, constantly looking abroad for inspiration and influence and only notable for the ...
fashion

fashion  

A currently accepted or popular style in a given field. Fashion, that is, apparel, accessories, and jewellery, is a huge industry in its own right. Marketing the fashion apparel of a haute ...
Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi  

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 (1720–78) Italian architect and engraver.His highly imaginative, indeed rather overpowering visions of architecture, cities, and interior design, as revealed in Carceri (c.1745, re-issued c.1760 ...
Giovanni Paolo Panini

Giovanni Paolo Panini  

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(b Piacenza, 17 June 1691; d Rome, 21 Oct. 1765).Italian painter. He trained as a quadraturista and stage designer in Piacenza, then in 1711 settled in Rome. Initially he worked mainly as a fresco ...
Greece, relations with

Greece, relations with  

Although Greece was included in a number of grand tours, the extra distance and primitive conditions meant that it was less well known to British travellers than Italy. When the ...
guidebook

guidebook  

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Specialized works providing advice, recommendations, and instructions for travellers, associated with the rise of mass tourism in the mid‐19th century. However, literature had long provided impetus ...
Italy, relations with

Italy, relations with  

Medieval English kings were several times involved in fierce disputes with the papacy concerning church–state relations. The papal refusal to grant a divorce to Henry VIII precipitated the English ...
Jacopo Sannazaro

Jacopo Sannazaro  

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(1457–1530),Neapolitan author and rediscoverer of the charms of nature and the rustic life, was author of an influential pastoral, in prose and verse, Arcadia (1504), and of Latin eclogues and other ...
Jakob Philipp Hackert

Jakob Philipp Hackert  

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(b Prenzlau, 15 Sept. 1737; d San Pietro di Carreggio, nr. Florence, 24 Apr. 1807).German landscape painter, active in Italy from 1768. In 1786 he became court painter to Ferdinand IV of Naples. He ...
James Boswell

James Boswell  

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(1740–1795) Scottish biographer of Samuel Johnson and authorThe Cub at Newmarket (1762) FictionDorando (1767) FictionAn Account of Corsica (1768) Non-FictionThe Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with ...

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