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Richard Wilson. (1 August 1714 15 May 1782). Landscape Artist

Isaac Sailmaker, 1633-1721, Marine Painter
Representations of Dover merit several dedicated pages


On this page is dumped anything of interest. Some of it is new, some rather repetitious.

Poisoning the Minds of Posterity

Walpole on Hogarth:

stupefying: tale told by an idiot

Jane; Hogarth's wife
this portrait is amazing: one of the greatest I've ever seen: a living image
Oh, the slender merit of Hogarth ! He never attained great excellence.

the spirit of britain: stupefying

Stupefying: up a creek without a paddle. Milton ?

What is truly baffling is that Nikolaus Pevsner can write a book in 1956 titled The Englishness of English Art, and throughout its 230 pages fail to mention a single marine painter, let alone the marine genre. It is equally baffling to have Turner lumped in as a landscape artist with Constable. Why not include Gainsborough ? Did Pevsner misdirect Strong ? Command of atmospheric situations ? Where did that come from ?

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Understand the Poodle of Spain and his Poisonous Progeny

Walpole on Monamy:

Walpole on Scott:

NMM: Scott "eclipsed" Monamy. Give me strength.
Leonardo da Vinci was eclipsed by Jackson Pollock
Sadly, Scott was the Walpole poodle

The truth is that Monamy was pro-Navy, anti-Walpole, anti-Spain, and the inheritor of an anti-Catholic Marrano family legacy. The Walpoles were pro-Spain and the inheritors of a pro-Catholic Jesuit family legacy. Hence Horace disparaged Monamy and lauded Scott; to be mindlessly followed by later self-proclaimed "art historians". There never lived a more calumnious writer. See Croker.

à bout de souffle
hervey & others on robert walpole
monamy website index
an explanation for monamy
british art history 1
british art history 2
another art-historical page: a bone to pick with sir roy

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