Record number 06/2535
Author Pye, John, the younger, 1782 - 1874
TitlePatronage Of British Art, An Historical Sketch: Comprising An Account Of The Rise And Progress Of Art And Artists In London, From The Beginning Of The Reign Of George The Second; Together With A History Of The Society For The Management And Distribution Of The Artists' Fund, From Its Establishment In 1810, To Its Incorporation In 1827. Illustrated With Notes, Historical, Biographical, And Explanatory. By John Pye, Landscape-Engraver, Honorary Member Of The Imperial Academy Of Arts, St. Petersburgh. [Epigraph]
ImprintLondon:: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, Paternoster Row., 1845.
Physical Descriptionviii, 422, 3, [1], 32 p., [1] pl.: illus.; 222 mm. (Octavo.)
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - Contents; Errata - [Text] - General Index; [colophon] - [Publishers' advertisements].
Summary NoteThe plate shows a portrait of Edward Scriven. Most in-text illustrations are also portraits.
Responsibility NoteThe plate is signed as painted by A. Morton and engraved by B.P. Gibbon. In-text illustrations are signed as drawn by F. Chantry, W. Mulready, A. Cooper, S. Agar, P. Mulready, and engraved by J.H. Robinson or B.P. Gibbon.

The printers' names are given in the title-page verso and the colophon: 'London: Printed By Moyes And Barclay, Castle Street, Leicester Square.'

The work is dedicated by the Author to Prince Albert and Her Majesty's other Commissioners on the Fine Arts.
SubjectArtists - Patronage - Sponsorship - Art and society - Art and state - Government policy - Academies - Societies - Charitable Societies - Great Britain - History - 18th century - 19th century
Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Scriven, Edward, 1775 - 1841
Royal Academy of Arts (London)
Artists' Annuity And Benevolent Fund (London)
Binding Note19th-century green ribbed cloth-covered boards; rebacked in 1989 retaining earlier spine-piece lettered 'Patronage Of British Art An Historical Sketch. By John Pye. 1845'.
ProvenanceThe front paste-down carries the bookplate of Mr. D. Roberts 7, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, which is inscribed in pencil, 'RA.'
Contributors Albert, Prince, Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819 - 1861, dedicatee
Morton, Andrew, 1802 - 1845, source artist
Gibbon, Benjamin Phelps, 1802 - 1851, engraver
Chantrey, Francis, R.A., 1781 - 1841, draughtsman
Mulready, William, R.A., 1786 - 1863, draughtsman
Cooper, Abraham, R.A., 1787 - 1868, draughtsman
Agar, draughtsman
Robinson, John Henry, R.A., 1796 - 1871, engraver
Roberts, David, R.A., 1796 - 1864, previous owner
Moyes and Barclay (London). printer
Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. publisher
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