The Diary of Joseph Farington:
Volume 7, January 1805 - June 1806; Volume 8, July 1806 - December 1807

Kathryn Cave, Joseph Farington

Publicaton Date
September 1982
Standard Number
Yale University Press
700 pages, volumes 7 & 8 of 16.

Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a professional topographical artist who lived most of his life in London.  Through his extensive involvement in the affairs of the Royal Academy, his wide circle of friends, and his membership in several clubs and societies, he touched the life of his times at many points.  His diary, now for the first time being published in full, is an invaluable source for the history of English art and artists.

These seventh and eighth volumes of Farrington's diary chronicle a period of troubled time for the Royal Academy and record political events such as the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Pitt and Fox.