Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Susanna Cole

Second Advisor

Maria H. Loh

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis examines the use of landscape paintings embedded within English conversation pieces of the eighteenth century with an emphasis on the art works of Arthur Devis and Johan Zoffany, exploring the way they influenced the development of an English school of painting during this century.



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