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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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Brutus Condemning his Sons, 1816
Oil on Canvas
18.5 x 33.2 in.
Print after original
Private Owner
Guillaume Guillon Léthiere (1760-1832)
Derby Day
Raft of Medusa

“French painter. He was the illegitimate son of a white government official and a freed black slave. While accompanying his father to France in 1774 Léthiere entered the studio of Jean-Baptiste Descamps at the Académie in Rouen, where he won a drawing prize for an académie in 1776. In 1777 he went to Paris and enrolled at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, studying under Gabriel-Francios Doyen and winning a first-class medal in July 1782. Léthiere also produced historical landscapes, an increasingly popular genre at the time. Yet for all the diversity of his later years, Léthiere’s true vocation was to adhere fervently to Neo-classical principles.”


(Biographical Source: Turner, Jane, ed. The Dictionary of Art. New York: Macmillan Limited, 1996.)

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