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date: 14 October 2019

St Martin's Lane Academylocked

(act. 1735–1767)
  • Martin Myrone

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St Martin's Lane Academy (act. 1735–1767), was at the heart of London's rapidly changing art scene during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. Providing life-drawing classes that were open to both younger students and more established artists, and acting as an important social forum where painters, sculptors, architects, and designers could meet, the academy played a singularly important role in connecting the different sectors of ...

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