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The Resource William Hunter and his eighteenth-century cultural worlds : the anatomist and the fine arts, Helen McCormack

William Hunter and his eighteenth-century cultural worlds : the anatomist and the fine arts, Helen McCormack

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William Hunter and his eighteenth-century cultural worlds : the anatomist and the fine arts
Title
William Hunter and his eighteenth-century cultural worlds
Title remainder
the anatomist and the fine arts
Statement of responsibility
Helen McCormack
Title variation
William Hunter and his 18th-century cultural worlds
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Language
eng
Summary
"The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1731 and was greatly influenced by some of the most important philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, including Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746). He quickly abandoned his studies in theology for Medicine and in 1740 left Scotland for London where he steadily acquired a reputation as an energetic and astute practitioner; he combined his working life as an anatomist successfully with a wide range of interests in natural history, including mineralogy, conchology, botany and ornithology; and in antiquities, books, medals and artefacts; in the fine arts, he worked with artists and dealers and came to own a number of beautiful oil paintings and volumes of extremely fine prints. He built an impressive school of anatomy and a museum which housed these substantial and important collections. William Hunter's life and work is the subject of this book, a cultural-anthropological account of his influence and legacy as an anatomist, physician, collector, teacher and demonstrator. Combining Hunter's lectures to students of anatomy with his teaching at the St Martin's Lane Academy, his patronage of artists, such as Robert Edge Pine, George Stubbs and Johan Zoffany, and his associations with artists at the Royal Academy of Arts, the book positions Hunter at the very centre of artistic, scientific and cultural life in London during the period, presenting a sustained and critical account of the relationship between anatomy and artists over the course of the long eighteenth century."--Back cover
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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ERASA
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1962-
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McCormack, Helen
Dewey number
069/.509421092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
AM401.H86
LC item number
M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Research in Art History
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  • Hunter, William
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Hunter, William
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Great Britain
Label
William Hunter and his eighteenth-century cultural worlds : the anatomist and the fine arts, Helen McCormack
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-194) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1010620386
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xi, 199 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472424426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1010620386
Label
William Hunter and his eighteenth-century cultural worlds : the anatomist and the fine arts, Helen McCormack
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1010620386
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xi, 199 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472424426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1010620386

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