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Christopher Hewetson: sculpture, commerce, and sociability in Rome

Yarrington, Alison

Authors

Alison Yarrington



Contributors

María Dolores Sánchez-Jáuregui
Editor

Scott Wilcox
Editor

Abstract

The volume is the catalogue of the exhibition held at the Ashmolean Museum and the Yale Center for British Art 2012. This chapter is concerned with the portrait sculpture by Christopher Hewetson, part of the Westmorland's cargo captured in 1779, which with the majority of thatship'scargo purchasedby Carlos III of Spain found its way to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. The exhibition was the result of a decade of research, an internationalprojectheaded by Jose Maria Luson Nogue, and builds on the earlier exhibition El Westmorland: Recuerdos del Grand Tour staged in Spain in 2002. The chapter discusses Hewetson's role as portraitist to Grand Tourists visiting Rome from the late 1770's to his deathin 1798,in the light ofhis works on board and other further documentary and material evidence. It includes a previously un published terra cotta bust of the 5th Duke of Devonshire (Chatsworth), a companion piece to the bust of Watkin WilliamsWynn (National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin).

Publication Date Jun 26, 2012
Journal The English prize: the Capture of the Westmorland: an episode of the Grand Tour
Publisher Yale University Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 106-114
Book Title The English prize: the Capture of the Westmorland: an episode of the Grand Tour
ISBN 978-0-30017-605-6
Institution Citation Yarrington, A. (2012). Christopher Hewetson: sculpture, commerce, and sociability in Rome. In M. Dolores Sánchez-Jáuregui, & S. Wilcox (Eds.), The English prize: the Capture of the Westmorland: an episode of the Grand Tour, 106-114. Yale University Press
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