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1789 in art

Events from the year 1789 in art.

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Events

  • May 4 – The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, designed for John Boydell by George Dance the Younger, is opened in London.
  • James Stuart and Nicholas Revett publish "The Antiquities of Athens" with William Pars's 1765 painting "The Parthenon when it contained a mosque".
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds loses the sight of his left eye, which forces him into retirement from painting.
  • Works

  • John Singleton Copley – The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 1782
  • Jacques-Louis David – The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons
  • Francisco Goya – Blind Man's Bluff (cartoon for tapestry)
  • Thomas Lawrence
  • Portrait of Queen Charlotte
  • William Linley
  • Joshua Reynolds – Puck (Boydell Shakespeare Gallery)
  • John Trumbull – The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789
  • Births

  • March 7 – Michel Martin Drolling, French painter of history and portraits (died 1851)
  • April 29 – Karl Ludwig Frommel, German landscape painter and engraver (died 1863)
  • June 30 – Horace Vernet, French painter of battles, portraits, and Orientalist Arab subjects (died 1863)
  • July 4 – Johann Friedrich Overbeck, German painter (died 1869)
  • July 19 – John Martin, English painter and engraver (died 1854)
  • July 31 – Jean-Pierre Montagny, French medallist and coiner (died 1862)
  • September 7 – Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow, German Romantic painter (died 1862)
  • November 12 – William Turner of Oxford, English topographical watercolourist (died 1862)
  • November 20 – John Partridge, British artist and portrait painter (died 1872)
  • date unknown
  • Jakob Alt, German landscape painter (died 1872)
  • Jules Robert Auguste, French painter Impressionist movement (died 1850)
  • Giovanni Battista Cassevari, Italian miniature portrait painter, (died 1876)
  • Auguste Hüssener, German engraver and miniature painter (died 1877)
  • Elisabeth Charlotta Karsten, Swedish and Russian painter (died 1856)
  • Hans Michelsen, Norwegian sculptor (died 1859)
  • Deaths

  • January 4 – Johan Jacob Bruun, Danish gouache painter best known for his topographic prospects (born 1715)
  • May 9 – Giuseppe Bonito, Neapolitan painter of the Rococo period (born 1707)
  • May 15 – Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre, French painter, drawer and administrator (born 1714)
  • June 12 – Jean-Étienne Liotard, Swiss-French painter (born 1702)
  • August 22 – Johann Heinrich Tischbein, member of the Tischbein family of German painters (born 1722)
  • December 3 – Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (born 1714)
  • date unknown
  • Kim Eung-hwan, Korean painter of the late Joseon period (born 1742)
  • Jeremiah Meyer, English miniaturist (born 1735)
  • Nikola Nešković, Serbian religious painter of icons, frescos, and portraits (born 1740)
  • Thomas Parkinson, British portrait painter (born 1744)
  • Orazio Solimena, Italian painter (born 1690)
  • References

    1789 in art Wikipedia


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