The Diary of Joseph Farington

Farington chronicles the disputes that led Benjamin West to give up in December 1805 his increasingly untenable position as President.

Author: Joseph Farington

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 0300027680

Category: Artists

Page: 5761

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These seventh and eighth volumes of Farrington's diary chronicle a period of troubled time for the Royal Academy and record political events such as the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Pitt and Fox.

The Diary of Joseph Farington

Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a professional landscape and topographical artist.

Author: Evelyn Newby

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015046474261

Category: Art

Page: 1053

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Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a professional landscape and topographical artist. Through his extensive involvement in the affairs of the Royal Academy and his wide circle of friends he was extraordinarily well-informed about the affairs of his day. His diary, which he kept meticulously from 1793 until his death, was published by Yale University Press in sixteen volumes between 1978 and 1984. It comprises not only a detailed record of his actions and observations as an influential figure in the London art world but is also an absorbing record of the social, political, and literary developments of the period. The long-awaited index volume provides access to Farington's fascination with criminal trials, elections, and frequent Royal scandals of the day as well as the recurrent subject of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars in Europe.