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LIVERPOOL ACADEMY OF ARTS
Liverpool Academy for the Encouragement of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. ... Liverpool, April 11, 1810. John Bird, secretary. ...
Liverpool [1810].
[4] p. ; 24.0 cm. (4°)

Folded half-sheet, versos blank. Drop-head title. Typographic correction in ink altering 'this and the neighbouring counties' to Great Britain. Blank for secretary's signature on p. [3] signed in ink John Bird. Reports the unanimous resolution at a meeting of artists on 30 March 1810 at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, Liverpool, to form an academy as a regional counterpart to the Royal Academy, holding annual exhibitions. Bird, artist and teacher of drawing, moved to his native Yorkshire and settled in Whitby where he later became first curator of the Whitby Museum. See H.B. Browne, The story of Whitby Museum (London 1949). Soane subsequently exhibited at the Liverpool Academy on several occasions; the exhibition catalogues for 1811 (q.v.), 1812 (q.v.) and 1835 (q.v.) survive in his library.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink by Soane on p. [1] 10 May 1810. Previously sealed as an envelope addressed in ink on blank final page J. Soane Esq R.A. / Lincoln's Inn Fields. With red and black postal stamps.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 5742


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