The Book of Art for Young People, Chapter 13

The Book of Art for Young People, by Agnes Ethel Conway and Sir Martin Conway
First published in 1909. Read by Kara Shallenberg.

Chapter 13: Reynolds and the Eighteenth Century

Excerpt:

The eighteenth century was a time when politicians and men of letters had the habit of gathering in the coffee-houses of London—forerunners of the clubs of to-day. Conversation was valued as one of life’s best enjoyments, and the varied society of actors, authors, and politicians, in which it flourished best, could only be obtained in the town. To the most distinguished circle of that kind in London, our painter Reynolds belonged.

Here is the painting discussed in this chapter:

The Duke of Gloucester
The Duke of Gloucester (by Reynolds)

Come back next Monday for chapter 14!

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2 Responses to “The Book of Art for Young People, Chapter 13”

  1. MM

    I have been enjoying some of your books while working on Christmas stuff, and I just wanted to write a quick thank you. I really appreciate all the time you spend making so many books!

  2. kara

    Thanks for commenting, MM! Glad you’re enjoying the audiobooks :) I spent a lot of time working on Christmas stuff today, too, and part of the time I listened to Chapter 14 of More William, which takes place on Christmas Eve and is just great. I listened to it twice!

    More William


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