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Sarah Trimmer née Kirby (1741-1810), author, critic and educational reformer

Sarah Trimmer née Kirby, author, critic and religious and educational reformer, was born in 1741 at Ipswich, the only daughter of the Suffolk landscape painter Joshua Kirby (a close friend of Thomas Gainsborough) and his wife Sarah née Bell....
From: All Things Georgian on 11 Jul 2017

Joshua Kirby (1716 – 1774)

Joshua Kirby died on June 21, 1774 and is buried at St. Anne’s, Kew. His gravestone is no longer especially legible, and my pictures certainly don’t help. Here is my attempt at a transcription. Joshua Kirby FRS-AS/ died 21st June 1774 Aged...
From: Kirby and his world on 20 Jun 2015

St. Anne’s, Kew

The church of St. Anne on Kew Green was dedicated in 1714, having been built on land donated by Queen Anne, and is celebrating its tercentenary in 2014. Over the course of the three centuries, the church has been enlarged, renovated and altered numerous...
From: Kirby and his world on 20 Apr 2014

Zoffany and Kirby

The artist German Johan Zoffany (1733—1810) had a colorful life. Raised in the court of the princes of Thurn und Taxis, he showed an early interest in drawing and studied art first in Germany, and then in Italy where he spent six or seven years at Rome...
From: Kirby and his world on 10 Apr 2014

Hogarth’s Disciple

Another of Paul Sandby’s satires against William Hogarth and his line of beauty in 1753 was The Analyst Besh-n in his own Taste. Joshua Kirby is the alarmed figure on the right, identified in the caption as `a Disciple droping the Palate and Brushes...
From: Kirby and his world on 6 Apr 2014

Hogarth’s Fiddler

When William Hogarth published his book, Analysis of Beauty, in late 1753, he was swiftly subjected to an astonishingly virulent satirical print campaign by Paul Sandby, one of the most accomplished satirical artists of the time after Hogarth himself....
From: Kirby and his world on 1 Apr 2014

Andreas Planta

Rev. Andreas Joseph Planta (1717—1773) had an interesting background. His family was prominent in the Grisons region of Switzerland/Italy (depending on your period), tracing their lineage back to the twelfth century, and a family of the same name and...
From: Kirby and his world on 25 Mar 2014

The Modern Druid

In the 18th century, Britain’s security and prosperity depended on ships; the Navy for security, and shipping trade for prosperity. Continuance of the fleets of shipping depended on adequate timber supply, and most especially, oak. The English...
From: Kirby and his world on 9 Nov 2013

More Kirby Live!

I am giving a talk at the upcoming conference of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies annual conference at Yale University on October 4. A substantial number of Thomas Gainsborough’s early portrait sitters in Suffolk were...
From: Kirby and his world on 16 Sep 2013

A Brief Biography

Joshua Kirby was born in 1716 at Parham in Suffolk, the second or third son of John Kirby and Alice Brown. The Kirby family lived at Wickham Market where his father kept a mill. John Kirby is now remembered for his Suffolk Traveller, a book detailing...
From: Kirby and his world on 17 Jun 2013

Second Edition Subscribers

The list of subscribers to the second edition of Kirby’s Method of Perspective, is now available under the Subscribers heading.
From: Kirby and his world on 16 Jun 2013

Method of Perspective Subscribers

I have finished transcribing a list of subscribers to the first edition of the Method of Perspective and added it as a page under the subscribers heading.  Feel free to explore the people who supported Kirby.
From: Kirby and his world on 13 Jun 2013

Kirby Live!

I am giving a talk at the American Mathematical Society meeting at Boston College, the weekend of April 5-6. My talk is on Perspective, Painting, Publishing, and Patronage: Joshua Kirby and Brook Taylor. It will be aimed at historians of mathematics and...
From: Kirby and his world on 16 Mar 2013

More on Brook Taylor’s “Linear Perspective”

Brook Taylor’s book, Linear Perspective (1715) is short, only 40 pages, but dense. For later comparison with Kirby’s exposition, I want to bring out a few more features of Taylor’s text. Taylor divides his book into five sections: Section...
From: Kirby and his world on 12 Mar 2013

Brook Taylor’s Linear Perspective

Joshua Kirby claimed in his Method of Perspective that he was making Brook Taylor’s work easier to understand for gentlemen and practitioners. Brook Taylor’s Linear Perspective was published in 1715, with a revised edition in 1719. His work...
From: Kirby and his world on 11 Mar 2013

Method of Perspective

Joshua Kirby’s main claim to fame rests on his book, Method of Perspective, or, to give its full title in the 18th century way, `Dr. Brook Taylor’s Method of Perspective Made Easy, Both in Theory and Practice. In Two Books. Being an Attempt...
From: Kirby and his world on 9 Mar 2013

Philip Broke

Philip Broke (1702—1762) subscribed to both Kirby’s Historical Account, and the first edition of his Method of Perspective. We saw that Kirby had eight of the current Suffolk MPs as subscribers when his first book was published, but his reach...
From: Kirby and his world on 23 Feb 2013

Beer and Gin

The early 1700s was the time of the gin craze. Far from its modern image of G&Ts for the gin and Jag set, this was the cheap gin of Mother’s Ruin, with the slogan “Drunk for a Penny, Dead Drunk for Twopence, Straw for Nothing.” Gin...
From: Kirby and his world on 22 Feb 2013

A Clique of Politicians

Joshua Kirby was a surprisingly well-connected guy, albeit within a fairly limited geographical reach. One example is the Suffolk Members of Parliament. Kirby’s Twelve Prints and accompanying Historical Account were published in 1748. There was...
From: Kirby and his world on 21 Feb 2013

John Affleck

John Affleck (1710—1776), subscribed to Kirby’s Twelve Prints and Historical Account. At the time he was MP for Suffolk, along with Sir Cordell Firebrace. John Affleck’s grandfather bought Dalham Hall in Suffolk, and this is where John and...
From: Kirby and his world on 17 Feb 2013

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