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Title :

James Orrock, dentist, artist, patron, collector, dealer, curator, connoisseur, forger, propagandist

Author :
MORRIS, Edward ;
Publication year :
2005
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
James Orrock (1829-1913) played a large part in the promotion of British art in the late 19th-c. He was especially interested in the landscapes of Richard Wilson, Constable, Cotman, Cox and other artists of that period and made a large collection of their works, which he arranged as a semi-public museum in his own house. Much of that collection was acquired for the Lady Lever Art Gallery <Port Sunlight> by W.H. Lever, another supporter of British art. Orrock's collection contained many imitations and, possibly, forgeries, together with some paintings of exceptional quality. His theories on art, expounded in many lectures and articles, were strongly nationalist, even xenophobic. Together with his collection, they certainly contributed towards the creation of a national museum of British art, the present Tate Gallery <London>. Orrock was also notable as a dealer and patron, especially of the works of Henry Dawson. He was a proficient watercolour painter and did much to promote the status of that art in Britain. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 530-V - 1800-1945 ;
French keywords :
Aquarelle ; Collectionneurs ; Collections ; Dawson, Henry, 1811-1878 ; Faux ; Grande-Bretagne ; London (GBR), Tate Britain ; Marchands d'art ; Mécénat ; Orrock, James, 1829-1913 ; Patrimoine artistique ; Peinture ; Port Sunlight (GBR), Lady Lever Art Gallery ; Propagande ; Théorie de l'art ; 1700-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Art dealers ; Art theory ; Collections ; Collectors ; Cultural heritage ; Dawson, Henry, 1811-1878 ; Forgery ; Great Britain ; London (GBR), Tate Britain ; Orrock, James, 1829-1913 ; Painting ; Patronage ; Port Sunlight (GBR), Lady Lever Art Gallery ; Propaganda ; Watercolor ; 1700-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Visual culture in Britain, 2005, 6, 2
INIST identifier :
24838537 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 1471-4787 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Ashgate, Aldershot
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;