The Diary of Joseph Farington:
Volume 11, January 1811 - June 1812; Volume 12, July 1812 - December 1813

Kathryn Cave, Joseph Farington

Publicaton Date
September 1983
Standard Number
Yale University Press
603 pages, volumes 11 & 12 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 eleventh and twelfth volumes of Farington's famous diaries gives his accounts of Academy exhibitions from 1811 to 1813 and discuss the political events of the time. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for studies in British art.