Edited By James Kearns and Alister Mill
II. Artists at the Salon during the July Monarchy
When attempting to come to terms with the diverse mass of artistic activity that characterises the Paris Salon in the 1830s and 1840s, a clear difficulty presents itself. The obvious approach – to analyse the careers of a ‘representative’ but ultimately arbitrary sample of artists in relation to the Salon – certainly brings dividends, and there are indeed stimulating examples within this very volume. Yet even when many decades of such studies are considered collectively, they can only take us so far. What was required was a method of embracing a far larger cohort of Salon entrants over this period than had previously been considered. This was precisely the difficulty with which I was confronted when joining a research project wherein my allocated brief was to produce an overarching survey of artistic activity in relation to the Salon during the July Monarchy.
The Database of Salon Artists (
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