The article seeks to provide a sample of non-canonical eighteenth-century British responses to Italian art – sometimes of a salacious nature – and to tie such responses both to the interaction between aesthetic education and sexual opportunity on the Grand Tour and to the wider eighteenth-century narratives of scepticism, irony, taste and sentiment. Its protagonists range from art critics such as the Richardsons and famous writers such as Smollett, Burns and Byron through John Cleland (author of Fanny Hill) to Grand Tourists and collectors such as Charles Townley and John Bacon Sawrey Morritt.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies|
|Early online date||11 May 2010|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2010|
- non-canonical art criticism
- Jonathon Richardson senior and junior