- 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.