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Title page to the 1792 Academy catalogue

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 61 of 158 in this group

Reference code

AND/8/98

Title

Title page to the 1792 Academy catalogue

Date

1792

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

The page has pasted to it several newspaper cuttings. Firstly, a brief critique, concerning works by Sir William Beechey. Secondly, a sales catalogue cutting, for a volume of Discourses by Sir Joshua Reynolds, first edition presentation copies bound into a volume, along with the first discourse of Benjamin West. Thirdly, a sales catalogue cutting, lot 3075, a volume of newspaper cuttings relating to exhibitions and artists of the period 1792-1813. Anderdon notes that the cutting is from "Thorpe's catalogue, 1836, and that he looked for the volume but it had been sold. Fourthly a paragraph on the opening of the Academy, lamenting the loss of Reynolds, but praising the efforts of Gainsborough Dupont. Fifthly a brief paragraph on the loss of Reynolds and the signs of genius in young artists.