Collection SC Dilettanti - Glasgow Dilettanti Society collection

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Reference code

GB 249 SC Dilettanti

Title

Glasgow Dilettanti Society collection

Date(s)

  • 1676-1870 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

6 metres
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Name of creator

(1825-1843)

Administrative history

The Glasgow Dilettanti Society was formed in 1825 as a society for the improvement of the fine arts. Membership was restricted to painters, sculptors, architects, engravers and etchers, or men professing taste and critical knowledge in one or other of these branches. The society organised regular exhibitions and built up a library for the use of members. Many of the leading artists of the day corresponded with the society and entered their works for exhibition. Although the society had its own premises in Buchanan Street for a time, latterly it operated from Anderson's College buildings. The society came to an end in 1843.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The books were originally from the library of the Glasgow Dilettanti Society.

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Scope and content

Collection of works relating to the fine arts and art history dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection includes exhibition and sale catalogues, biographies and critiques of artists, and texts on drawing, painting and sculpture.

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Open

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Finding aids

All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

Search "MLSPDI" to find a full list of titles in the Glasgow Dilettanti Society collection

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