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Written by JulieW
(6/6/2007 5:30 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Gilpin, yes - art, no?, penned by Line
Ellizabeth might be familiar with Gilpin's works, and, indeed, he teaches you how to look at things- perspective, what constitues a good grouping of objects etc etc. He does not teach about allegorical paitings, such as those executed by old masters such as Nicolas Poussin.
I tend to think the Pemerley art collection, like its library, is the work of many genrations and therefore will posess many olde,r allegorical paintinngd which refer to classical mythology.
We know that Elizabeth's education has not been well supervised, or organised and that she would not,as a woman in the 18th century/early 19th century, nomrally be taught the classics. So therefore the pictures , which she probably couldn't interpret , would not mean much to her unless someone explained their siginificance.
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