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- Object: The Analyst Besh-n in his own Taste Pr. 1s[hilling]
Satire on Hogarth's 'Analysis of Beauty': see BMSat for full description. 1753
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Height: 265 millimetres
Width: 183 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The print reflects rifts in the St Martin's Lane Academy between artists who wanted to set up a Royal Academy and others, notably Hogarth, who preferred the informal academy at St Martin's Lane, a club of artists who got together to exchange ideas and to hire models for life drawing. Those represented include Hogarth's friend Joshua Kirby who is shown behind Hogarth as "a disciple dropping the palette and brushes through concern for his master's forlorn state". In the background, the Royal Academy is already under construction, "in spite of [Hogarth's] endeavours to prevent it."
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 July-Oct, Nottingham, Castle Mus & AG, Picturing Britain ...
2009/10 Nov-Feb, Edinburgh, NG of Scotland, Picturing Britain ...
2010 Mar-June, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Picturing Britain ...
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