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Hugh Belsey

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Not a step wrong: on Pompeo Batoni

A revised catalogue of the artist's work brings his achievements into view

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A uniquely British phenomenon: how museums sprang up in the UK

From the 1860s, a network of museums were founded nationwide

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Romney triumphant

The artist now seems more original than Reynolds or Gainsborough

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A forgotten artist returns: George Morland’s work is at last acknowledged

Morland was an exceptional landscape painter and a great observer of social mores

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Publications

New material for students of 18th-century taste, collecting, archaeology and the cultural exchange between Italy and Britain

Diggers, dealers and dilettanti

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William Hogarth

Books: Is Hogarth the greatest British artist of all time?

Three publications illuminate the subject of Tate Britain’s major exhibition

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The story of the great Augustan collectors of antiquities

An explanation, an adoration and a lament

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Museums & Heritage

Gainsborough's House director Hugh Belsey on competing with Tate: Goliath wins

Should Gainsborough’s House have given way to the Tate over a painting in the current Tate exhibition?