|Title||The Exhibition, Or A Second Anticipation: Being Remarks on the principal Works to be Exhibited next Month, at the Royal Academy; By Roger Shanhagan, Gent. - [Epigraph from Marcus Aurelius]|
|Imprint||London: Printed for Richardson and Urquhart, under the Royal Exchange. Price 2s-6d., |
|Physical Description||, 101,  p.; 203 mm. (Quarto.)|
|Content Format Note||[T.p.] - [Text] - Errata.|
|Summary Note||No publication-date is given. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography the work was published in 1779.|
The text describes imaginary paintings and drawings, and is a satire on the Royal Academy and on its first professor of architecture, Thomas Sandby, R.A.
The book is decorated with a title-page vignette captioned in the plate, 'Rog · Shan · Mart · Scrib · Nep'.
|Responsibility Note||According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 'Roger Shanhagan' is a pseudonym for the co-authors - the architect, William Porden (1755-1822), and the painters, Robert Smirke (1753-1845) and Robert Watson.|
The title-page vignette is unsigned.
|Subject||Paintings - Drawings - Arts - Architecture - Artists - Great Britain - History - 18th century|
Academies (organizations) - Exhibitions - Great Britain - London - 18th century
Art criticism - Satires - Great Britain - 18th century
|Name as Subject|| Sandby, Thomas, R.A., 1723? - 1798|
Royal Academy of Arts (London)
Royal Academy of Arts (London). Professor of Architecture
|Reproductions||A microfilm version was published in 1986 (Woodbridge CT: Research Publications).|
A study of criticism of Royal Academy exhibitions was M. Hallett, 'The Business of criticism: the press and the Royal Academy exhibition in eghteenth-century London', in D. Solkin, ed., Art on the line (2001), p.65-75.
On the history of the Royal Academy see J. Fenton, School of genius (2006).
H. Hoock, The King's artists (2003).
I. Pears, The discovery of painting: the growth of interest in the arts in England 1680-1768 (1988).
I. Bignamini, 'Art institutions in London 1689-1768', in Walpole Society Journal, 55 (1988), p.19-148.
S. Hutchison, The history of the Royal Academy (1986).
H.C. Morgan, 'The Schools of the Royal Academy', in Brit. J. Educ. Stud., XXI/1 (1973), p. 88-103.
A.W. Boschloo, ed., Academies of Art (1989).
N. Pevsner, Academies of art ( 1940 /R New York, 1973).
On Thomas Sandby see L. Herrmann, Paul and Thomas Sandby (1986)
J. Ball, Paul and Thomas Sandby, Royal Academicians (1985).
|Copy Note||The date of '1785' has been inscribed in ink below the imprint.|
Preliminary leaves of the volume are copiously inscribed in ink, on the Contents &c., in what appears to be Anderdon's hand. There are some marginal annotations in ink and pencil on other pages of the text.
|Binding Note||20th-century half calf, grey cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Essays On Design And Royal Academy Gwynn', 'R.A.' and '1749-97'. Bound with three others.|
|Provenance||The front pastedown carries a 19th-century bookplate inscribed in ink 'J.H.A. 18 June 1846.' and 'from Upcott's Collection'. This is repeated in an inscription on a preliminary leaf, 'Lot 886. of a curious & interesting Collection of Books, MSS. and prints. - J.H.A. this Vol sold on 18. June 1846. in Mr. Upcotts sale for 10/6.-'. The pastedown is inscribed in ink, 'Gift of Mr. J.H. Anderdon to The Library of The Royal Academy of Arts in London Nov 1878.'|
|Contributors|| Upcott, William, 1779 - 1845, previous owner|
Anderdon, James Hughes, 1790 - 1879, previous owner, donor
Porden, William, 1755 - 1822, author
Smirke, Robert, R.A., 1753 - 1845, author
Urquhart, Leonard, fl. 1777 - 1789, publisher
Richardson, William, 1736? - 1811, publisher
Richardson and Urquhart (London). publisher
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