Representing Britishness: Hodges's British subjects

Quilley, Geoffrey (2004) Representing Britishness: Hodges's British subjects. In: Quilley, Geoffrey and Bonehill, John (eds.) William Hodges 1744-1797: The Art of Exploration. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, pp. 187-202. ISBN 9780300103762

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Throughout his career, in between his long periods abroad, Hodges travelled through and painted the British landscape. Prior to the voyage with Cook, these works consisted predominantly of architectural views, either of london or of country seats associated with his friend and colleague at the Society of Artists, the architect James Paine. Farington states that, during the late 1760s, Hodges spent some time as a theatrical scene painter in Derby, where it is likely that he got to know Joseph Wright of Derby. Wright subsequently painted a portrait of a 'Mrs. Hodges', thought to be Hodges's first wife, Martha Nesbit.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Depositing User: Geoffrey Quilley
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:45
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 16:13
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