Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A personal note from LeRoy Neiman on, specifically English artists Thomas Rowlandson and William Hogarth.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman looks at work from English artists Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) and William Hogarth (1697-1764). Rowlandson and Hogarth were near-contemporaries with a comparable interest in class issues of 18th century England. This particular record is an abbreviated list of the artists’ respective social tableaus. Neiman had a longstanding investment in not only class issues but also a kind of “being-in-the-world,” often sketching and painting “live.” This artistic commitment to public life then links the figures. Although the list is in someways a registry of artistic reference, the document should not be seen as providing direct allusion to particular works or composition from Neiman. Instead, the note seems to suggest sort of art historical positioning of his own works in this vein of satire and class consciousness.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2302

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Gambling and Partying
ROWLANDSON
Rowlandson – French Coffee House
Dandified elegance A Coffee House English1787
Heary Angelos Fencing Academy
A BOXING MATCH 1785-90
The Fight 1778-80
Principle protagonist – a Brawl
Rowlandson
A gaming table at Devonshire House
watercolor 12 1/8 x 17 1/8 1791
ROUND TABLE – known figure of socially Fashionable
glamorous with uncouth figure ADDICTS of the table
1890 18th century gentlemen were known as addicts of their pleasure boisterous, high-spirited and prone to excess (HUNT SUPPER)
Born to no other purpose – gentlemen in drunken stooper inebriate
1732 Hogarth
A midnight conversation (1679-1764)
DRUNKEN
Rowlandson A Tavern Scene 1785-90
a study in stances – couple eating
solitary diner in his reading
R. skating on the serpentine
skaters a la Bellows

Original Format

Pen and marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2302.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed June 25, 2024, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/216.