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Sir Francis Chantrey

(1781—1841) sculptor

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Allan Cunningham

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1784–1842),

born in Dumfriesshire, profited from the vogue for primitivism by disguising his own poems as old Scottish songs, many of which Robert Hartley Cromek (1720–1812) then...

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Burley-on-the-hill

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

On open downland 2 miles east of Oakham (Rutland), is one of the most dramatic of 18th-cent. houses, its size enhanced by sweeping wings with recessed doorways, leading to outlying ...

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Elgin Marbles

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A collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and architectural fragments, chiefly from the frieze and pediment of the Parthenon in Athens, brought to England by the diplomat and art...

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pointing

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

In stone-carving, the process used to copy and enlarge a small three-dimensional model into a full-sized sculpture by measuring off points from the original (see Stone, §II, 2).

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Sir Richard Westmacott

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b London, 15 July 1775; d London, 1 Sept. 1856).

English Neoclassical sculptor. The son of a sculptor also called Richard (1747–1808), he trained first under his father and then...

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Tate Gallery

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A national museum of art at Millbank, London, founded in 1897 by the sugar manufacturer Sir Henry Tate (1819–99) to house his collection of modern British paintings, as a nucleus for a...

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William Behnes

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(b London, c.1795; d London, 3 Jan. 1864). English sculptor, the son of a German piano manufacturer who had settled in London. After training at the Royal Academy Schools, he quickly became...

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William Murdock

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(1754–1839). Inventor. Murdock was born in Ayrshire and spent almost all his life in the employment of Boulton and Watt's firm at Soho. For many years he represented them in Cornwall, where...

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