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Title :

Public goods or private interests? : the British Institution in the early nineteenth century

Author :
PULLAN, Ann ;
Conference :
Art in bourgeois society, 1790-1850; Cambridge; New York; Melbourne; Cambridge University Press ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The foundation of the British Institution in 1805 marked the regularization of a new and different set of relations between the patron classes, a growing number of artists, and their 'public' or publics. The relations can be characterized as those of capital accumulation, the protection of property and the market-place, and by a struggle for the control of sites of production and consumption of high art. The debates which surfaced at the time the British Institution began its series of annual exhibitions of old master paintings in 1815 and 1816 brought the conflict of interests between artists and patrons to a head. This account of the British Institution demonstrates the ways in which that body, ostensibly dedicated to the public interest, actually operated to keep control of culture in private, patrician, hands, as indeed, some contemporaries realised. Also, in supporting the establishment of a national gallery, collectors and connoisseurs associated with the British Institution could be said to have effectively extended their cultural power based at least until the passage of the Reform Bill in 1832. ;
Pagination/Size :
2 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Classe sociale ; Commerce d'art ; Exposition ; Grande-Bretagne ; London (GBR), British Institution ; London (GBR), National Gallery ; Mécénat ; 1800-1900 ; 1805-1832 ; 1824 ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Art market ; Exhibitions ; Great Britain ; London (GBR), British Institution ; London (GBR), National Gallery ; Patronage ; Social classes ; 1800-1900 ; 1805-1832 ; 1824 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24995062 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 052155182X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ; AUSTRALIA ;