Three decades of British art, 1740-1770 (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society; volume 63)
Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1965
(25 cm), xii, 77 (1) pp., 20 illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - The author argues that a sea-change in English painting during this period – “a movement away from the honest style of Hogarth towards an arrogant and artificial style” – reflects “what was happening on the larger historical stage of the time, and echo[s] a state of mind prevalent in England, which helped to trigger the American Revolution”. The Jayne Lectures, delivered in 1964 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: “The bourgeois sentimental decade: 1740-1750”, “Light from Italy: 1750-1760”, and “The grand style: 1760-1770s”. ¶ Trivial stain on dust jacket; otherwise a fine, unmarked copy.