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The Death of the Earl of Chatham
Sigismunda Mourning over the Heart of Guiscardo
The Intervention of the Sabine Women
An Attempt to Illustrate the
Opening of the Sixth Seal
Chapter three examines the evolution of artists’ social position from lowly ‘mechanics’ to their acceptance among polite society, the development of artists’ organizations, art marketing and dealing. From the early establishment of proto-academies and artists’ self-help societies to the use of charitable organizations for status enhancement and the newly emerging leisure industry for public exposure, native British painters displayed great ingenuity and entrepreneurship as they reinvented themselves and adapted their products to suit the changing market environment.
*This is a work in progress; full citations are not available for some artworks. If you have information pertaining to any artist or picture, please send us an email.
Joshua Commanding the Sun to
Stand Still Upon Gideon