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003 $ UK-LoRAA
041 0 # $a eng
044 # # $a uk
245 0 4 $a The Exhibition, Or A Second Anticipation: Being Remarks on the principal Works to be Exhibited next Month, at the Royal Academy; By Roger Shanhagan, Gent. - [Epigraph from Marcus Aurelius]
260 # # $a London, $b Printed for Richardson and Urquhart, under the Royal Exchange. Price 2s-6d. $c [1779]
300 # # $a [2], 101, [3] p.; $c 203 mm. (Quarto.)
505 0 # $a [T.p.] - [Text] - Errata.
508 # # $a According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 'Roger Shanhagan' is a pseudonym for the co-authors - the architect, William Porden (1755-1822), and the painters, Robert Smirke (1753-1845) and Robert Watson.

The title-page vignette is unsigned.
510 4 # $a ESTC $c T154013
510 4 # $a A study of criticism of Royal Academy exhibitions was M. Hallett, 'The Business of criticism: the press and the Royal Academy exhibition in eghteenth-century London', in D. Solkin, ed., Art on the line (2001), p.65-75.
510 3 # $a On the history of the Royal Academy see J. Fenton, School of genius (2006).
510 3 # $a H. Hoock, The King's artists (2003).
510 3 # $a I. Pears, The discovery of painting: the growth of interest in the arts in England 1680-1768 (1988).
510 4 # $a I. Bignamini, 'Art institutions in London 1689-1768', in Walpole Society Journal, 55 (1988), p.19-148.
510 3 # $a S. Hutchison, The history of the Royal Academy (1986).
510 4 # $a H.C. Morgan, 'The Schools of the Royal Academy', in Brit. J. Educ. Stud., XXI/1 (1973), p. 88-103.
510 3 # $a A.W. Boschloo, ed., Academies of Art (1989).
510 3 # $a N. Pevsner, Academies of art ( 1940 /R New York, 1973).
510 3 # $a On Thomas Sandby see L. Herrmann, Paul and Thomas Sandby (1986)
510 3 # $a J. Ball, Paul and Thomas Sandby, Royal Academicians (1985).
520 2 # $a No publication-date is given. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography the work was published in 1779.

The text describes imaginary paintings and drawings, and is a satire on the Royal Academy and on its first professor of architecture, Thomas Sandby, R.A.

The book is decorated with a title-page vignette captioned in the plate, 'Rog · Shan · Mart · Scrib · Nep'.
533 # # $n A microfilm version was published in 1986 (Woodbridge CT: Research Publications).
561 # # $a The front pastedown carries a 19th-century bookplate inscribed in ink 'J.H.A. 18 June 1846.' and 'from Upcott's Collection'. This is repeated in an inscription on a preliminary leaf, 'Lot 886. of a curious & interesting Collection of Books, MSS. and prints. - J.H.A. this Vol sold on 18. June 1846. in Mr. Upcotts sale for 10/6.-'. The pastedown is inscribed in ink, 'Gift of Mr. J.H. Anderdon to The Library of The Royal Academy of Arts in London Nov 1878.'
562 # # $a The date of '1785' has been inscribed in ink below the imprint.

Preliminary leaves of the volume are copiously inscribed in ink, on the Contents &c., in what appears to be Anderdon's hand. There are some marginal annotations in ink and pencil on other pages of the text.
563 # # $a 20th-century half calf, grey cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Essays On Design And Royal Academy Gwynn', 'R.A.' and '1749-97'. Bound with three others.
600 1 4 $a Sandby
610 2 4 $a Royal Academy of Arts (London)
610 2 4 $a Royal Academy of Arts (London). Professor of architecture
653 # # $a Paintings - Drawings - Arts - Architecture - Artists - Great Britain - History - 18th century
653 # # $a Academies (organizations) - Exhibitions - Great Britain - London - 18th century
655 # 4 $a Art criticism - Satires - Great Britain - 18th century
700 1 # $a Upcott $e previous owner
700 1 # $a Anderdon $e previous owner $e donor
700 1 # $a Porden $e author
700 1 # $a Smirke $e author
700 1 # $a Urquhart $e publisher
700 1 # $a Richardson, william $e publisher
710 2 # $a Richardson and Urquhart (London) $e publisher