By the 1860s, the London Art Union
had 20,000 members, so, in today's money, it had the effect of injecting PS13m of support for the the arts into the art market.
However, it was not long before the idea was revived, using the term "Art Union
" to disguise the truth.
One means by which musical societies in the late-nineteenth century attempted to increase their funds was through running an Art Union
. Individuals could also run these raffles.
During the period that Father Mulhall was completing the building of the Church he organized a Grand Art Union
called the "Richmond Bazaar Art Union
" to obtain funds and made a profit of over 4000 (pounds) from it.
They were bought by the Art Union
of London, for 60 [pounds sterling] and 25[pounds sterling] respectively (Morning Post, 2 June).
Prospectuses gratis and post free on application." The Art Union
By the 1840s, most major towns and cities boasted an art union
to educate the masses in an appreciation of the finer things in life.
The exhibit, titled "Exit Wounds," by Lommasson, a critically acclaimed photographer himself, is at the New American Art Union
through November 30.
Both artists were active, founding members of the VBKO (the Vereinigung bildender Kunstlerinnen Osterreichs), the first women's art union
with public rights in Austria, founded in 1910.
From there his work grew to life-size portraits of religious and historical figures, portraits that eventually hung in the Athenaeum, the American Art Union
and the Apollo Art Association.
The frenzied nature of the buying and selling perturbed taste professionals writing in The Art Union
magazine, who like Martineau and others, found it all rather vulgar.
Kinmonth quotes the Art Union
's description of Ireland in 1846 as a 'fertile field ...