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Introduction - painting and the Hanoverian era. Part 1 Portraiture and society: portraying society - Hogarth's modern moralities; the portrait business; conversations; the grand portrait. Part 2 High art and high life: the Academy; the tragedy of British history painting; vision; from caricature to cartoon. Part 3 Low art and low life: everyday art; animals; the other traditions; the nature of landscape; travel and topography; arcadias; landscape and history; the case of late Turner.

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William Vaughan is also the author of "Romanticism and Art" in the "World of Art" series.

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William Vaughan is Professor of the History of Art at Birkbeck College, London. After studying at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and the Courtauld Institute, London, he became an Assistant Keeper at the Tate Gallery, London. In 1972 he was appointed as lecturer at University College, London, until he took up the professorship at Birkbeck. He is the author of numerous articles and books on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century painting, including Romanticism and Art (2nd edition, 1994). In 1998 he was chosen to deliver the Paul Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery, London, on the subject of British Painting. Professor Vaughan is married with two children.

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