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The British Art Journal is published three times a year. It was founded in Autumn 1999, with two issues in the first volume, but there have been three in each volume since then. The volumes appear annually, although in practice the issues may run over into a following calendar year, which does not affect the subscription entitlement of three issues per subscription.

Editor: Robin Simon

Art Director: David N Hodgson

Associate Editor (Reviews): Simon Poë

Associate Editor (Books): Martin Hopkinson

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Harvesting by John Nash (1893–1977), 1946. Lithograph poster. Private collection.
See review of ‘John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace’, on pp91–92

This issues Featured Article is Andrew Wilton‘s review of ‘Henry Scott Tuke’ at The Watts Gallery, on pp89-90



2 | ‘The Boucher of the Boy Scouts’ and the bubble reputation


3 | Martin Krause
Mrs Booth’s Turners

10Rodney Griffiths
Gawen Hamilton (c1697–1737) with a catalogue of his works

24 |Philip Ward-Jackson
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) and British sculpture

34 |  Michael Burden
The making and marketing of the Georgian apotheosis
Carter, Strange, Rebecca, Tresham, and de Loutherbourg

42 | Robert LS Cowley
True or false
The haloes of William Hogarth (1697–1764)

48 | Edward Corp
More light on Prince James Stuart with Walter Strickland by Nicolas de Largillierre (1656–1746)

50 | William Hauptman
The Lichfield House Exhibition of 1851, Part II
Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s review

69 | David B Stacey
Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg RA (1740–1812)
‘A foreigner of extraordinary merit’

78 | Martin Ferguson Smith
The Royal Academy of Arts Students’ Clubs, 1883–1902


89 |  Andrew Wilton
‘Henry Scott Tuke’
Watts Gallery, Compton, 7 June–12 September 2021


96 | Alexander Adams
Eleanor Clayton, Ali Smith (foreword)
Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life


103 | Julian Freeman
Anthony Gross (1905–1984)


104 | ­