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The Liverpool Academy and Other Exhibitions of Contemporary Art in Liverpool 1774 -1867

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A history and index of artists and works exhibited

Cover of the Liverpool Academy catalogue

Liverpool was the first English provincial city in the 18th century to hold art exhibitions. Its mid-19th century exhibitions were notable for attracting Pre-Raphaelite and foreign artists,  who both had difficulty showing their works in London.

The Liverpool Autumn Exhibitions were dominated by the Royal Academy and by the other major London exhibiting societies; they were a national not a local institution.

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Format: 732 pages, hardback  
Publisher: Liverpool University Press, 1998
ISBN: 0-85323-672-0
Dimensions: 212 x 303 x 43mm

£85.00 £20.00