By James Hamilton
Britain within the 19th century observed a chain of technological and social alterations which proceed to steer and direct us this day. Its reactants have been human genius, cash and impression, its crucibles the streets and associations, its catalyst time, its keep an eye on the market.
In this wealthy and engaging e-book, James Hamilton investigates the colourful alternate among tradition and company in nineteenth-century Britain, which turned a centre for international trade following the commercial revolution. He explores how paintings was once made and paid for, the turns of style, and the hot calls for of a turning out to be middle-class, famous between whom have been the artists themselves.
While prime figures akin to Turner, Constable, Landseer, Coleridge, Wordsworth and Dickens are avid gamers right here, so too are the shoppers, financiers, creditors and industrialists; attorneys, publishers, marketers and reporters; artists' providers, engravers, purchasers and curators; hostesses, shopkeepers and brothel keepers; quacks, charlatans and auctioneers.
Hamilton brings all of them vividly to lifestyles during this kaleidoscopic portrait of the enterprise of tradition in nineteenth-century Britain, and offers exciting and unique insights into the operating lives of a few of our so much celebrated artists.
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A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain by James Hamilton