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Outlines Of A Plan For The Encouragement Of Historical Painting In The United Kingdam. Originally Addressed In 1809 To The Directors Of The British Institution, And Now Respectfully Submitted To The Consideration Of Lord John Russell, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary Of State For The Home Department, By Sir Martin Archer Shee, President Of The Royal Academy, F.R.S.

Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: James Ridgway And Sons, Piccadilly., MDCCCXXXVII.

Physical Description

vii, [i], [1], 6-90 p. 62 mm. (Octavo.)


[T.p.] - To The Right Honourable Lord John Russell, M.P. Etc. Etc. [from M.A. Shee, 1837] - A Letter, &c. [from M.A. Shee, 1809].


R. Strong, Recreating the past: British history and the Victorian painter (1978); W.T. Whitley, Art in England 1800-1820 (1928).


The title page is inscribed in ink, 'For the Library of the Royal Academy from the Author'.

Binding Note

19th-century green morocco, upper and lower covers having gilt-stamped borders; spine lettered 'Letters - Sir M.A. Shee' and '1837'. Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Painting - History painting - Patronage - Sponsorship - Government policy - Competitions - Prizes - Art and state - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Essays - Letters - Great Britain - 19th century