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Record Number: 18595


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I say Colvin, your Titian is no end, and has pleased my mother as much as me: no end, also, is your description of that incarnate devil Maclise one of the wickedest incarnations of the spirit of (artistic) unnatural crime that ever lived.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 15 Feb 1875

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Aspiring writer and intermittent law student

Religion:

Uncommitted.

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sidney Colvin

Title:

[Notices on Titian and Daniel Maclise]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In The Academy, 23 January (Titian) and 30 January (Maclise) 1875.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18595

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

113

Additional Comments:

From Letter 361, To Sidney Colvin, [Early February 1875] [17 Heriot Row]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The date in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 113, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18595, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

On p. 113, Editors? Note 2 reads: ?During January Colvin contributed a series of notices to "The Academy" on the Winter Exhibition of Old Masters at the Royal Academy. On 23 January he warmly praised a landscape by Titian and on 30 January he condemned as repulsive and vulgar a number of works by the historical painter Daniel Maclise (1806-70).?

   
   
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