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Thomas Gainsborough: Life in a Sketch, Sketch of a Life

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the development of the sketch in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-entury Britain. By focusing on a wide variety of different narratives, including Philip Thicknesse's Sketch of ... More


The Master Ascendant: Reynolds becomes President

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 6 opens with some reminders of Reynolds’s ambivalent character. His political views are put to the test at the close of the Seven Years War, in 1763, when Britain announces victory but half ... More


The 1930s

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks into the problems faced by Anthony Asquith during the 1930s. He joined Gainsborough Pictures, merged with the Gaumont-British, which, during the decade recruited an impressive ... More


Cinema Part 2: Heritage and Horror

Marcus K. Harmes

in The Curse of Frankenstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733858
eISBN:
9781800342170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses The Curse of Frankenstein as a hybrid, adapting from a novel but by no means suggesting that the film is subordinate to the literature. The film instead sits in the trajectory ... More


Gainsborough

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in The Films of Terence Fisher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter mentions Portrait from Life from 1948, a low-budget production that was made for Gainsborough and represented another step up for the young Terence Fisher. It talks about how ... More


A Derby-less Trainer

James C. Nicholson

in Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141671
eISBN:
9780813142470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141671.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Seven provides a biographical sketch of Never Say Die’s English trainer, Joe Lawson. Lawson had been an assistant at the famous Manton training yardfor decades before he finally became head ... More


‘A Girl Appears in Camiknickers’: Jean Kent’s Austerity Stardom

Melanie Williams

in Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405638
eISBN:
9781474434843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405638.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a detailed case study of the stardom of Gainsborough Studios’ star Jean Kent, focussing on her rise to fame in the 1940s, and her sizeable fan following during that period, but ... More


Industry, Idleness, and Class

Sarah Houghton-Walker

in Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719472
eISBN:
9780191788581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719472.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter engages with the body of recent literary criticism which has examined ideas of industry and idleness with relation to the labouring classes, asking how the figure of the gypsy allows or ... More


Art and Evangelical Spiritual Aspirations

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190616694
eISBN:
9780190616724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616694.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Analyzing evangelical theological controversies in the context of contemporary art and aesthetics, it is clear that evangelicals’ spiritual aspirations concerned deep feeling. Arguments over art were ... More


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