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The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment

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This course was written by Dr Linda Walsh and Professor Tony Lentin

This free course is an adapted extract from the course A207 From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830, which is currently out of presentation

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Figure 1 Jean-Antoine Houdon, Voltaire, 1778, bronze, 45 x 20.8 x 21.2cm, Louvre, Paris. © Photo: RMN/© Jean-Gilles Berizzi;

Figure 2 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Denis Diderot, 1777, bronze, 52 x 34.5 x 25.5cm, Louvre, Paris. © Photo: RMN/© Gerard Blot/ Christian Jean;

Figure 3 Photograph of: Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnier, "A Reading in the Salon of Mme Geoffrin", 1775, oil on canvas, 129 x 196cm. © Photo: RMN/ Daniel Arnaudet;

Figure 4 Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Fussli), The Artist Moved By the Grandeur of Antique Fragments, 1778-80, red chalk and sepia wash on paper, 42 x 35.5cm, Kunsthaus, Zurich. Photo: Lauros/ Giraudon/ Bridgeman Art Library;

Figure 5 F.G.Adam, marble statues of Apollo and Venus, 1740, Frederick the Great’s Palace, Sans-Souci. Photo: Paul Kafno;

Figure 6 Lady Diana Beauclerk, caricature of Edward Gibbon, c. 1770, pen drawing, British Museum, London. Photo: by courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum;

Figure 7 Nicolas Poussin, The Holy Family in Egypt (1655-7), 105 x 145.5cm, State Hermitage Museum. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library;

Figure 8 Michel-Ange Houasse, The Drawing Academy c 1725, 61 x 72.5cm, oil on canvas, Royal Palace, Madrid. Photo © Patrimonio Nacional;

Figure 9 François Boucher, The Triumph of Venus, 1740, oil on canvas, 130 x 162cm, National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm. Photo: National Museum of Fine Arts;

Figure 10 Springsguth after Krik, Rousseau Contemplating the Wild Beauties of Switzerland, 1797, engraving. Photo: Mary Evans Picture Library;

Figure 11 Etienne Aubry, Paternal Love, 1775, oil on canvas, 78.7 x 101.5cm, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library;

Figure 12 Thomas Rowlandson, The Triumph of Sentiment (Butcher Weeping Over Werther), 1787, Goethe Museum, Dusseldorf;

Figure 13 Anonymous, Supreme Being, Sovereign People, French Republic, 1794, Musee Carnavalet, Paris. Photo: © PMVP/ Ladet;

Figure 14 Anonymous, "Exercise of the Rights of Man and French Citizen", 1792, engraving, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris;

Figure 15 Anonymous, La chute en masse (They all fall down), caricature print, Musee Carnavalet, Paris. Photo: © RMN/© Bulloz;

Figure 16 B.T.Pouncy, after T.Hearne, engravings from R. Payne Knight, The Landscape, A Didactic Poem, 1794. © The British Library. All Rights Reserved.

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Figure V1.1 A.J.Deferht, "The Art of Writing", engraving from the Encyclopédie, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, shelfmark: fol.BS 477 Pl. III.

Figure V1.2 Lithotomy operation (cutting for the stone), from the article 'Surgery' in the Encyclopédie, 1763, facsimile edn, New York, Dover Publications;

Figure V1.3 Canaletto, Ruins of the Forum, Looking Towards The Capitol, 1740, drawing, 191 x 106cm, The Royal collection © 2006, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: reproduced by gracious permission of Her Majesty the Queen.

Figure V1.4 Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Omai, c. 1775, oil on canvas, 225 x 143 cm, private collection. Photo: Sothebys, London

Figure V1.5 J.H.C. Franke, Frederick the great, 1764, oil on canvas, Cambridge University Library. Photo: by permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library.

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