John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and the Formation of a National Aesthetic
|Series title:||Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $85.00|
| Book Description: |
In the late 18th century, as a wave of English nationalism swept the country, the printseller John Boydell set out to create an ambitious exhibition space, one devoted to promoting and fostering a distinctly English style of history painting. With its very name, the Shakespeare Gallery signaled to Londoners that the artworks on display shared an undisputed quality and a national spirit. Exhibiting Englishness explores the responses of key artists of...