George Turnbull

(1698—1748) theologian and teacher

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was an early member of the Rankenian club in Edinburgh, and his published lectures (Principles of Moral and Christian Philosophy, 2 vols, 1740) and surviving correspondence show him as an ardent follower of Shaftesbury in his advocacy of civic virtue and educational reform, and the prominence he attached to the sense of beauty. His Treatise on Ancient Painting (1739), which figures in a caricature by Hogarth, discusses the place of the fine arts in education.

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