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Title :

Tyers, Roubiliac and a sculpture's fame : a poem about the commissioning of the Handel statue at Vauxhall

Author :
BAKER, Malcolm ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
A little-known poem entitled To the master of Vaux-hall Gardens, on his employing the ingenious Mr. Roubiliac to carve the statue of Mr. Handel, signed 'I.W' and published in the London magazine for June 1738, was presumably a 'puff' instigated by Jonathan Tyers to spread the fame of his pleasure gardens. It is of particular interest not least because of the implications for understanding of the role of the visual and aesthetic at Vauxhall. It takes as its subject not the erection of the statue or its mimetic or iconographic qualities, but rather Tyers's act of commissioning the sculpture. ;
Pagination/Size :
2 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Commande d'oeuvre d'art ; Georg Friedrich Haendel ; Grande-Bretagne ; Haendel, Georg Friedrich, 1685-1759 ; Jardin d'agrément ; London (GBR), Vauxhall Gardens ; London (GBR), Victoria and Albert Museum ; Monument commémoratif ; Poésie ; Roubiliac, Louis François, 1702-1762 ; To the Master of Vaux-hall Gardens, on his employing the ingenious ; Tyers, Jonathan, 1702-1767 ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Commemorative monuments ; Commissions ; George Frideric Handel ; Great Britain ; Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 ; London (GBR), Vauxhall Gardens ; London (GBR), Victoria and Albert Museum ; Pleasure gardens ; Poetry ; Roubiliac, Louis François, 1702-1762 ; To the Master of Vaux-hall Gardens, on his employing the ingenious ; Tyers, Jonathan, 1702-1767 ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Sculpture journal, 1998, 2
INIST identifier :
24993777 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 1366-2724 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;