Chapter 1.

Chapter 2.

Chapter 3.

Chapter 4.

Chapter 5.

Chapter 6.

Chapter 7.

Chapter 8.

Chapter 9.

Chapter 10.

Chapter 11.


The Development of the Art Market in England:
Money as Muse, 1730–1900
Thomas M Bayer  and John R Page
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A Cotton Office in New Orleans, 1873
Oil on Canvas
28 ¾ x 36 ½ in
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Pau
Edgar Degas   (1834-1917)
“French painter, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor, pastellist, photographer and collector. He was a founder-member of the Impressionist group and the leader within it of the Realist tendency. He organized several of the group’s exhibitions, but after 1886 he showed his works very rarely and largely withdrew from the Parisian art world. As he was sufficiently wealthy, he was not constructed by the need to sell his work, and even his late pieces contain vigour and a power to shock that is lacking in the contemporary productions of his Impressionist colleagues.”

(Biographical source: Turner, Jane, ed. The Dictionary of Art. New York: Macmillan Limited, 1996.)
The Girlhood of Virgin Mary
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