Samaritan or Scrooge? The contested image of Thomas Guy in eighteenth-century England

Solkin, David H.
September 1996
Art Bulletin;Sep96, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p467
Academic Journal
Focuses on the conflicting representations of eighteenth-century bookseller, Thomas Guy. Importance of benevolence to the men and women of property who dominated eighteenth-century Britain; Scale of Guy's generosity; Making sense of the sculptures, prints, and paintings that helped to fuel the arguments over Guy's posthumous reputation.


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