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Print - The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1787
  • The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1787
    Martini, Pietro Antonio, born 1738 - died 1797
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The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1787

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1787 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martini, Pietro Antonio, born 1738 - died 1797 (engraved by)
    Ramberg, Johann Heinrich, born 1763 - died 1840 (painted)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    27807

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case J, shelf 3, box C

Physical description

Engraving of a crowded scene at the Royal Academy 1787 Summer Exhibition at Somerset House. The Prince of Wales is being shown around.

Date

1787 (printed)

Artist/maker

Martini, Pietro Antonio, born 1738 - died 1797 (engraved by)
Ramberg, Johann Heinrich, born 1763 - died 1840 (painted)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 36.1 cm, Width: 49.9 cm

Descriptive line

P. A. Martini after H Ramberg, 'The Exhibition at the Royal Acaemy, 1787', etching

Labels and date

The Prince of Wales is being shown around the Royal Academy's summer exhibition at Somerset House. This annual exhibition presented work by contemporary artists. It began in 1769 and became a major fixture in London's artistic and social life - an opportunity to buy art, exercise taste and be seen. []

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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