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Title :

'A new people and a limited society' : British art and the Spanish spectator

Author :
SYMMONS, Sarah ;
Conference :
English accents : interactions with British art c. 1776-1855; Aldershot; Burlington, VT; Ashgate ;
Publication year :
2004
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Documents the impressions of Spanish visitors to England of the art and culture of the country. English gothic monuments were a particular attraction when Spaniards were becoming obsessed with their own medieval heritage. Looks at the impact of Hogarth, notably on Goya, and of John Flaxman. Flaxman's way of commemorating casualties during the War of Independence was particularly admired. British printmakers were renowned in Spain, and Boydell almost certainly produced Goya's earliest engraving. The Duke of Wellington and his artists, in Spain during the campaign on the Iberian Peninsular, contributed to a change in Spanish portraiture. Goya's portait of the Duke owes a debt to Sir Thomas Lawrence, whose influence lasted throughout the 1820s and 1830s. David Wilkie and David Roberts spent years working in the country and left important legacies for native artists. Surveys the attraction of Spain for British artists and writers, noting their romanticizing of the landscape. The Spanish admiration for British printmakers and designers and entrepreneurs such as Wedgwood and Boydell changed in the 19th c. because their investment in foreign art was seen as undermining their native school, and for being commercial rather than artistic. However, there were more Spaniards who found inspiration in British art, and honors were bestowed on those who were deemed to have contributed to their own, and Spain's artistic heritage. ;
Pagination/Size :
7 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5301B - Généralités ; Archéologie ; 530-I - Généralités ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Espagne ; Espagnols ; Estampe ; Flaxman, John, 1755-1826 ; Gothique (art) ; Goya y Lucientes, Francisco José de, 1746-1828 ; Grande-Bretagne ; Gravure de reproduction ; Guerre d'Espagne (1808-1814) ; Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 ; Iconographie ; Lawrence, Thomas, 1769-1830 ; Littérature ; Patrimoine artistique ; Paysage ; Peinture ; Portrait ; Roberts, David, 1796-1864 ; Voyage ; Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730-1795 ; Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, duke of, 1769-1852 ; Wilkie, David, 1785-1841 ; 1700-1900 ; 1770-1870 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Cultural heritage ; Flaxman, John, 1755-1826 ; Gothic ; Goya y Lucientes, Francisco José de, 1746-1828 ; Great Britain ; Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 ; Iconography ; Landscape ; Lawrence, Thomas, 1769-1830 ; Literature ; Painting ; Peninsular War (1808-1814) ; Portraits ; Prints ; Reproductive prints ; Roberts, David, 1796-1864 ; Spain ; Spanish ; Travel ; Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730-1795 ; Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, duke of, 1769-1852 ; Wilkie, David, 1785-1841 ; 1700-1900 ; 1770-1870 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24890149 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0754607127 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ;