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Art market

Bruce Tattersall.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Financial Aspects of Art. 5400 words.

The arena in which a buyer seeks to acquire, either directly or through an agent, a particular work of art for reasons of aesthetics, connoisseurship, investment, or speculation. The...

Berkeley, George

Edward Chaney.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; 18th-Century Art. 987 words.

(b Dysart Castle, Kilkenny, March 12, 1685; d Oxford, Jan 14, 1753).

Irish bishop, philosopher, writer, collector, and traveller of English descent. He established the...

Cockerell, Sir Sydney Carlyle

Michelle P. Brown.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 397 words.

(b Brighton, July 16, 1867; d Kew, May 1, 1962).

English museum curator and collector. He was the son of a coal merchant and in 1884 joined the family firm, where he remained...

Collecting

Robert Cumming.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Financial Aspects of Art. 4839 words.

Act of assembling groups of objects. Any account of collecting works of art has to cover a very wide field of enquiry. Its history is often obscure and complicated, and many issues such as...

Connoisseurship

Enrico Castelnuovo, Jaynie Anderson, Stephen B. Little, Christine M. E. Guth, S. N. Chaturvedi and Anna Tummers.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Financial Aspects of Art. 5805 words.

Term given to the technique or art of recognizing works of art. In the Western world this particularly involves the evaluation, distinction, and appreciation of the work’s quality and,...

Cooper, Anthony Ashley, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

David Leatherbarrow.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; 18th-Century Art. 1260 words.

(b London, Feb 26, 1670/1; d Naples, Feb 15, 1713).

English philosopher, aesthetician and patron. Shaftesbury has been described as the first great aesthetician that England...

Freud, Sigmund

Richard Wollheim.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 935 words.

(b Freiberg, Moravia [now Příbor, Czech Republic], May 6, 1856; d London, Sept 23, 1939).

Austrian psychoanalyst and collector. After studying at the University of Vienna and...

Knight, Richard Payne

David Rodgers.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; 18th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art. 1271 words.

(b Wormsley Grange, Hereford & Worcs, Feb 11, 1751; d London, April 23, 1824).

English writer, connoisseur and collector (see fig.). He was the son of a clergyman from a...

Krishnadasa, Rai

Anand Krishna.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; South and Southeast Asian Art; 20th-Century Art. 312 words.

(b Banaras [now Varanasi], Nov 7, 1892; d 1980).

Indian collector and writer. He is best known for his monumental collection of Indian art at the Bharat Kala Bhavan in...

Museum [museums]

Jeffrey Abt, Katherine Stadtmiller and Helen Searing.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks. 11219 words.

Institution primarily for the preservation, display, and study of works of cultural interest, but increasingly characterized by a broader range of social functions. The origins of the...