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Link George Romney: Emma Hart as Circe c.1782

This link takes to to some useful information about George Romney's painting of  Emma Hart as Circe, c.1782, in the Tate Gallery, London

Emma Hamilton, Emma Hart, Nelson, Sir William Hamilton, George Romney, Portraiture, Collectors, 18th century, Long 18th Century view
Course British Collectors of Classical Antiquities

This course is an exploration of British collectors of classical antiquities, their activities and attitudes, and the wider influence of this...

Sir John Soane, Sir William Hamilton, Elgin Marbles, Ashmolean Musem, Dilettanti, C.R. Cockerell, Lord Elgiin, Collectors, Enlightenment, Long 18th Century, Arundel Marbles, Pomfret Marbles, Wedgwood view
Document Circulation and Taste: The Return of the Royal Navy at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century by Liam Furniss

By the end of the eighteenth century, Britain had come to occupy the strongest position in the global economy. This was done via military conquest...

Long 18th Century, Jane Austen, International Trade view
Document Elizabeth Montagu: Queen of the Bluestockings by Gill Woodcock

Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800) was a central figure in the Bluestocking Circle in eighteenth-century London. Samuel Johnson called her ‘Queen of...

Long 18th Century, Elizabeth Montagu, Bluestocking view
Document Queer Expression in Georgian England : Subverting Norms in the Face of Oppression by Jack Nall

At first glance, British Georgian society may have expressed rather strict codes regarding the expression of love, gender, and sexuality inherited...

Long 18th Century, Georgian Britain view
Document The Abolitionist Movement’s Good Samaritans: Sensibility in William Cowper’s ‘The Negro’s Complaint’ and Olaudah Equiano’s Autobiography by Justin MacGregor

This essay evaluates William Cowper’s and Olaudah Equiano’s advocacy for abolition by analysing Cowper’s anti-slavery ballad, ‘The Negro’s...

Long 18th Century, William Cowper, Olaudah Equiano, abolitionist, ballad view
Document The ‘Artist of the Chief Mourner’ and The British: Knowledge Sharing in Tahiti across Dance, Death, and Watercolour by Will Higginbotham

This essay will examine a watercolour by Tupaia – a high priest from Raiatea – who became, amongst other roles, an artist with the British HMB...

James Cook, HMB Endeavour, Long 18th Century, Joseph Banks, Tupaia view
Document ‘Bad taste of the town’: Hogarth satirised eighteenth-century theatre, but the public wanted spectacle by Simon Lamoon

William Hogarth, Alexander Pope and other social commentators of their age believed there was an intellectual decline in the...

Long 18th Century, Hogarth view
Document ‘Pictures of the Pen’: Oroonoko and the Formation of Colour-based Racial Patriarchy in Eighteenth-century Britain by Troy Walden Ewing

This essay contrasts the 1688 novella Oroonoko by Aphra Behn with an illustration by A.E. Smith and William Hamilton from a 1791 theatrical...

Long 18th Century, Theatre history, Aphra Behn, racial patriarchy view
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