True to their natures: Sir Soshua Reynolds and Dr William Hunter at the Royal Academy of Arts

  title={True to their natures: Sir Soshua Reynolds and Dr William Hunter at the Royal Academy of Arts},
  author={Mark Kemp},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={77 - 88}
  • M. Kemp
  • Published 1992
  • Education
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
The lectures delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts by Joshua Reynolds, its first president, and William Hunter, F. R. S., its first professor of anatomy, belonged to the same basic enterprise. Through the educational programme of the Academy, they were aspiring to raise the intellectual standards, levels of aesthetic achievement and institutional status of the visual arts in England. Observers of English achievements in other fields, most notably literature and the sciences, could hardly fail… 

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