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The catalogue

In addition to the main essay by Richard Humphreys, the essays by Tim Blanning and Kevin Jackson analyse the artistic, historical and literary dimensions of a history that is extremely rich in visual terms though perhaps unfamiliar in its details to audiences in Spain. Furthermore, each of the sections of the catalogue – and of the exhibition – includes a selection of texts (some of which have never before been published in Spanish translation) that offer the reader a fuller sense of the historical and cultural context of the works of art on display. These texts by artists, essayists, historians and literary writers are diverse in tone and content: legal provisions from Parliament or the Crown, fragments from Peacham, Richardson, Addison, Pope, Hume, Shaftesbury, Turner, Constable and Cozens; texts by Whistler, Ruskin, Morris, Fry, Lewis, Read, Stokes and Alloway. The catalogue concludes with a brief bibliography intended as a guide for those who are interested in delving further into those places of British art that an exhibition and its accompanying catalogue can only explore partially.