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by him, ib. ; his friendship with Dr
Johnson, ib. ; his friendship with Edmund
Burke, ib. ; his sitters, 20 ; partial blind-
ness and death of, ib. ; his connection
with the Academy, 21 ; his Discourses,
ib. ; his estimate of the Old Masters,
22 ; not free from the prejudices of his



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time, ib. ; contradictions in his Discourses,
23 ; his art, 24, 27 ; his character, 25 ;
his industry, ib. ; his notebooks, 26 ; the
date of his knighthood, ib. ; his " Sitters'
Chair," ib. ; his formal election as Presi-
dent of the Royal Academy, 31 ; his re-
elections, 32 ; his assiduity in discharging
his functions, 32 ; differences between him
and the Academy, 37 ; his resignation,
39 ; public feeling on his resignation,
40 ; requested to withdraw his resigna-
tion, 42 ; his portrait of Mrs Sheridan,
79 ; his advice to West when painting
his picture of Wolfe, 96 ; his estimate of
Fuseli's talent, 148 ; his death, 167 ;
funeral of, 1 68 ; pall - bearers at his
funeral, ib. ; monument to, ib.
Reynolds, Rev. Samuel, 14
Rhymes on Art, Sir M. A. Shee's, 181
Richards, John Inigo, R.A., his employment
at Covent Garden, 96 ; elected Secretary,
ib. ; repairs Leonardo da Vinci's Cartoon,

97

Richardson's, Jonathan, Treatise on Paint-
ing, its influence on Sir Joshua Reynolds,

4, 15
Richmond's, the Duke of, gallery of

antiques, 9, 101
Rigaud, John Francis, R.A., one of the

first twenty f Associates, 136; appointed

Deputy Librarian, ib.
Riley, John, 4
Rimbault, Stephen, 107
"Rivaulx Abbey," J. M. W. Turner's,

217
Robinson Crusoe, Stothard's illustrations to,

248
" Roger de Coverley going to Church,

Sir," C. R. Leslie's, 324
Roger des Piles, 92
Roman de la Rose, the, 1 1 6
Romney, George, the art of, 169
Rooker, Michael Angelo, A., one of the

first elected Associates, 157 ; his views

of Oxford Colleges, ib. ; his contribu-
tions to the Academy, ib.
Rossi, John Charles Felix, R.A., birth and

education of, 236 ; monuments by him

in Westminster and St Paul's, 237 ;

death of, 238
" Royal Academy Club in Marybone

Fields," F. Hayman's, 55
Royal Patronage, the importance attached

to, 29

Ruskin, John, quoted, 99, 212, 221
Russell, John, R.A., on the committee to

request Sir J. Reynolds to withdraw his

letter of resignation, 42 ; birth and

parentage of, 144 ; his vogue as a

portrait painter, ib.



" Rustic Civility," William Collins's, 293

Sacred History, S. Wale's illustrations in,
66

"Sacrifice to Minerva, A," Biagio
Rebecca's, 158

" Sailor Boy's Return," Bigg's, 273

St George's Hospital, the design for, 322

" St John preaching in the Wilderness,"
John Browne's plate of, 152

St Martin's Lane, the school of art in, 7

St Paul's Cathedral, the decoration of,
127

"St Paul .preaching to the Britons,"
Mortimer's, 161

"Sale of a Pet Lamb, The," William
Collins's, 291

" Samson and Delilah," Chalon's, 280

Sandby, Paul, R.A., birth of, 105 ;
draughtsman to the Survey of Scotland,
ib. ; appointed Chief Drawing Master at
the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich,
ib. ; his water-colour drawings, ib.

Sandby, Thomas, R.A., 8; on the committee
to request Sir J. Reynolds to withdraw his
letter of resignation, 42 ; elected Pro-
fessor of Architecture, 58 ; birth of, 63 ;
political services rendered by, /5. ;
appointed Deputy Ranger of Windsor
Great Park, ib. ; designs Freemasons'
Hall, ib. ; creates Virginia Water, ib. ;
his lectures, 64 ; death of, ib.

"Scene from Coriolanus, A," G. F. Joseph's,
300

11 Scene on the River Stour," Constable's,

335

Scene painter, art of the, 135
Schools of the Royal Academy, 13, 39, 45,

170 ; system of teaching in, 52, 53, 312
Scott, Sir Walter, appointed Honorary

Antiquary, 312 ; C. R. Leslie's portrait

of, 324 ; his friendship with Leslie, 326
Scottish Academy, the Royal, foundation

of, 311
Sculpture, Professorship of, 59 ; founded.

179 ; list of Professors, 367
Secretaries of the Academy, changes in

mode of appointment, 46 ; list of, 364
Segar, Francis, 3, 117
Segar, William, 3, 117
Serres, Dominic, R.A., appointed marine

painter to the King, 97 ; appointed

Librarian, ib. ; his pictures, ib.
Shakespeare Gallery, Alderman Boydell's,

136, 143, 295 ; the purchase of, 181
Sharpe, Samuel, 67
Shee, Sir Martin Archer, P.R.A., his Rhymes

on Art, 181 ; money voted to, 286
Sheldon, John, Professor of Anatomy,

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409



Sheridan, Mrs, Gainsborough's portrait of,
79 ; Reynolds' portrait of, ib.

' Shield of Achilles, The," Flaxman's, 209

Shipley's Drawing School, 114, 120

" Shipwrecked Sailor Boy," Bigg's, 273

" Shrimpers," William Collins's, 293

"Sibyl," J. M. W. Turner's, 214

"Siddons, Mrs, as the Tragic Muse," F.
Haward's plate of, 154

Siddons, Mrs, 20, 305, 307

" Sir Calepine rescuing Serena," Hilton's,
289

" Sisters, The," Gainsborough's, 80

Sketching Club, The, founders of, 280

" Sleep and Death," Flaxman's, 205

"Sleeping Children," Chantrey's, 284

"Sleeping Girl, The," Henry Bone's plate
of, 266

Smirke, Robert, R.A., on the committee to
consider the charges against Barry, 128 ;
birth of, 193; elected Keeper, 199; George
III. vetoes his election, ib. ; death of,
it.

Smirke, Sir Robert, R.A., 262 ; birth and
parentage of, 264 ; public buildings by,
264, 265 ; elected Treasurer, 265 ; his
resignation, ib. ; his death, 266

Smith, Anker, A.E., 295 ; plates by, ib.

Smith's, John Thomas, Nollekens and his
Times, 120

Soane, Sir John, R.A., suspended from the
Council of the Academy, 172 ; his
museum, 228 ; birth and early art educa-
tion of, 230 ; his good fortune, 231 ;
appointments held by, ib. ; elected Pro-
fessor of Architecture, 232 ; his Professor-
ship declared vacant, 234, 235 ; resumes
his office, ib. ; his offer towards the pur-
chase of Sir T. Lawrence's collection of
Old Masters' drawings, 236

Soane Museum, The, 228

Society of Arts, The, decoration of the hall
of, 127

Somerset House, the first home of the
Royal Academy, 48

"Spithead," J. M. W. Turner's, 214

Sportsman's Cabinet, The, 268

Stephenson, George, Pickersgill's portrait

of, 329
Stevens, Edward, A., drawings by, 155 ;

death of, ib.

Stothard, Thomas, R.A., on the committee
to consider the charges against Barry,
128; Life of, by Mrs Bray, 196; birth
and parentage of, ib. ; his employment
as an illustrator, ib.\ his art, 198 ; elected
Librarian, ib.
"Stratford Mill on the Stour," Constable's,

334
" Strawberry Girl, The," 24



'-Stray Kitten," William Collins's, 293
Stubbs, George, A., the art of, 162 ; his work

on the anatomy of the horse, ib. ; elected

Academician, but never received diploma,

163
Students, the admission of, to the Academy

1 70 ; list of, who have obtained gold

medals and travelling studentships, 383-

393
Studentship in the Royal Academy, changes

in the period of, 179
" Sun rising in Mist," J. M. W. Turner's,

223

TATE GALLERY, the, 288

Thackeray's, W. M., tribute to C. R. Leslie,
327

Theed, William, R.A., 269; his "Thetis
bearing the Arms of Achilles," ib. ; in-
fluence of Flaxman on, ib.

"Thetis and Achilles," T. Banks's, 138;
W. Theed's, 269

"Thetis and the Nereids," Flaxman's,
205

Thicknesse, Philip, 72

Thomson, Henry, R.A., birth and educa-
tion of, 238 ; is appointed Keeper, ib. ;
his letter on retiring from the office,

239
Thornbury, Walter, The Life of Turner by,

211
Thornhill, Sir James, his efforts to supply

scientific training, 6

Tomkins, William, A., his pictures, 158
Toms, Peter, R.A., 87 ; painted draperies

for Reynolds and others, 104
Travelling students, 383, 386, 388, 390
Treasurers of the Academy, mode of

appointment of, 45, 46 ; list of, 365
" Treaty of Penn with the Indians," West's,

187, 190
Tresham, Henry, R.A., causes internal

dispute in the Academy, 171 ; elected

Professor of Painting, 201
Trimmer, Mr, 221
Trimmer v. Danby, the suit of, 225
Turk's Head Club, The, 20
Turner, Charles, A.E., his engravings,

340

Turner, J. M. W., R.A., his position in
the world of art, 168 ; the art of,
210, 212 ; his first exhibited drawing,
211 ; birth and parentage of, 212 ;
Ruskin's strictures on his art, ib. ; his
art education, 213 ; his distinguishing
characteristic as an artist, 214 ; his
imaginative power, 215 ; the qualities
of his art, ib. ; his water-colours,
216 ; influence of Girtin on, ib. ;
his "Second Period," 217; the later



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pictures of, 218 ; his greatest work,
219; houses occupied by, 220; his
last days, ib. ; death and burial of, ib. ;
Ruskin on his solitary life, 221 ; money
made by him, ib. ; his affection for
the Royal Academy, ib. ; his house
in Queen Anne Street, 222 ; his will,
ib., 223, 224, 225 ; monument to, 225

Turner Fund, the, 226, 227

Turner Gold Medal, the, 226 ; list of
Turner gold medallists, 391, 392

Turner, Life o/, by Thornbury, 211

Tyler, William, R.A., 39; appointed to
examine into the finances of the Royal
Academy, 89 ; the chief actor in the revolt
against Reynolds. 104; appointed Trustee
and Auditor, ib.

UDNEY, Miss, 119

" Ulysses and the Sirens," Etty's, 331

" Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus," J. M.

W. Turner's, 214
University College, Gower Street, the

design for, 322

VAN DYCK rescues William Dobson from

penury, 4 ; his influence on English Art, 5
Varnishing Days, the establishment of, 180 ;

Turner's attendance at, 221 ; Mulready's

proposal to abolish, 278
"Venus and Adonis," Thomas Phillips',

244
Victoria, Queen, studies under Richard

Westall, 199 ; A. E. Chalon's portrait of,

281
" View of Westminster Bridge," E. Martin's,

156

"Village Buffoon, The," Mulready's, 278
"Village Politicians," Wilkie's, 252
Virginia Water, created by Thomas Sandby,

63
"Virtue Rewarded and Profligacy

Punished," Penny's, 61
Visitors in the Schools, first election of, 45
Voyage Round Great Britain, A, by W.

Daniell, 318

WALE, Samuel, R.A., elected Professor
of Perspective, 59, 64 ; his art, 65 ; is
employed in designing illustrations to
books, ib. ; works illustrated by, 66 ; his
historical plates, ib. ; is appointed
Librarian, ib.

Walpole, Horace, on Art in England, 3
Ward, James, R.A., birth and education of,
257 ; George Morland's influence on
him, ib. ; appointed Painter and Engraver
to the Prince of Wales, 258 ; his art,
259 ; the part he took in the business of
the Academy, ib. ; hit book on The



Fasting Women of Tutbury, 260 ; the
close of his life, ib.

Ward, William, A.E., apprenticed to J. R.
Smith, 300 ; appointed Mezzotint
Engraver to the Prince Regent and the
Duke of York, 301 ; death of, ib.

Washington, Heath's engraving of, 155

Water - colours, The Royal Society of
Painters in, 182

Water-colour painting in the eighteenth
century, 65 ; Paul Sandby's water-
colours, 105 ; Turner's, 216

Waverley Novels, The, A. Cooper's illus-
trations to, 290

Webber, John, R.A., birth and death of,
149 ; is draughtsman to Cook's last
expedition to the South Seas, ib.

Wedgwood's pottery, 206

"Wellington, The Duke of," Lawrence's,
310

Welch, Mary, marriage of, 120

West, Benjamin, P.R.A., on the roll of the
Society of Artists, n ; deputed to offer
the Presidency of the newly formed
Academy to Reynolds, 1 2 ; on the com-
mittee to request Sir J. Reynolds to
withdraw his letter of resignation, 42 ;
advocates a contribution by the Academy
towards a monument to Johnson, 43 ;
elected President of the Royal Academy,
170; duration of his Presidency, 171;
his project for promoting the Fine Arts,
181 ; parentage of, 185 ; birth of, 187 ;
pictures by, 187, 190 ; his dedication to
the profession of painting, 188 ; studies
in Italy and comes to England, 189 ; is an
object of envy and calumny, ib. ; his
belief in his imagination, 190 ; success of
his career, 191 ; his intercourse with
George III., ib. ; is offered a knighthood,
192 ; his character, ib. his popularity
as President, id. ; resigns the Presidency
and is re-elected, 193 ; burial of, ib. ;
Lawrence's portrait of, 309

Westall, Richard, R.A., 198 ; on the com-
mittee to consider the charges against
Barry, 128 ; illustrates Crabbe's Poems
and Moore's Loves of the Angels, 199; gives
drawing lessons to Queen Victoria, ib.

Westall, William, A., birth and early life,
299 ; his death, 300

Westmacott, Sir Richard, R.A., birth and
parentage of, 261 ; monuments by, ib. ;
his "Achilles Statue," 261; elected
Professor of Sculpture, 262 ; knighted,
ib. ; death of, ib.

Wheatley, Francis, R.A., 149, 150

" Whistonian Controversy," Mulready's,
279

" White Horse, The," Constable's, 335



INDEX



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Wilkie, Sir David, R.A., 249 ; his early
predilections for drawing, 250 ; his
education, 251 ; anecdotes of his early
years, ib. ; pictures by, 251-254 ; his art,
ib. ; adopts a change of style, 254 ; his
personality, 255 ; his death, 256

Wilkins, William, R.A., parentage and
education of, 321 ; buildings designed by
him, z/5., 322 ; elected Professor of
Architecture, ib. ; death of, ib.

Wilson, Benjamin, 106

Wilson, Richard, R.A., on the roll of the
Society of Artists, II ; birth and paren-
tage of, 98 ; his place amongst British
landscape painters, ib. ; his studies in
Italy, 99 ; Ruskin's opinion of his art,
ib. ; unhappy life of, loo ; elected
Librarian, ib. ; "Peter Pindar's" lines
on him, ib.

Wilton, Joseph, R.A., 9 ; meeting at the
house of, to consider the schism in the
Society of Artists, 12 ; elected Keeper,
100 ; birth and education of, 101 ; be-
comes joint manager with Cipriani of the
Duke of Richmond's Gallery, ib. ;
appointed State-coach carver to George
III., ib.\ public monuments by, ib. ;
embodies the charges against Barry, 128

Winckelmann, Abbe, 92, 95

"Witch of Endor," C. R. Leslie's, 324

Wolcott, Dr, introduces John Opie to
London, 140

"Wolf and the Lamb, The," Mulready's,
279

Wollstonecraft, Mary, her admiration for
Henry Fuseli, 147

Woodforde, Samuel, R.A., birth and early
education of, 241

Wordsworth, Pickersgill's portrait of, 329



Wright, Joseph (of Derby), A., collection
of his pictures at the Old Masters Exhibi-
tion of 1886, 163 ; his letter to the Secre-
tary on his election as an Associate, 164 ;
declines to be an Academician, 1 66

Wright, Richard, 163

Wright, Thomas, 99

Wyatt, James, R.A., on the committee to
consider the charges against Barry, 128 ;
public buildings designed by, 138 ; Presi-
dent elect, 139, 193 ; suspended from the
Council, 172

Wyatville, Sir Jeffry, R.A., birth and
parentage of, 319 ; appointed Architect
to the additions at Windsor, ib. ; squib
on, ib. ; is knighted, 320 ; works by, ib. ;
death of, ib.

VENN, John, R.A., his appointment as
Treasurer to the Academy, 30, 149 ;
suspended from the Council, 172

Yeo, Richard, R.A., 105

ZOFFANY, Johan, R.A., on the roll of the
Society of Artists, II ; his nomination as
an original member of the Royal
Academy, 84 ; birth and parentage of,
106 ; obscurity of his early life, ib. ;
engaged by Benjamin Wilson to paint
faces, 107 ; rescued from obscurity by
David Garrick, ib. ; early pictures
painted in his own name, ib. ; success of,
108 ; his art, ib. ; goes to India, 109 ;
death of, ib.

Zuccarelli, Francesco, R.A., 105
Zucchi, Antonio, A., marriage of, 93, 156 ;
birth and parentage of, 156; persuaded
to come to England by the brothers
Adam, ib.



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