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HARC 0120 Painting in Britain, 1530-1790

This course studies the development and flowering of British painting between c.1530 and c.1790, and the work and influence of foreign-born painters. This period covers painting by artists such Holbein, Hilliard and Oliver, who worked for the Tudor courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The art of Charles I and Charles II is illustrated by artists such as Van Dyck, Lely and Kneller, who specialised in large-scale portraits of the ruling monarchs and the aristocracy, a trend which was further manifested in the later period by Reynolds and Gainsborough. At the end of the period the unique satirical and moralising paintings of Hogarth are studied. The Ashmolean Museum in central Oxford holds works by most of these artists.

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