Essays and reviews

Scope and Content

Includes the following, written by Oppé:

-two unpublished essays giving Oppé's views on Abstract Art, including one which is in the form of a letter to Janet [Camp Troxell]. Also includes annotated drafts of both articles, dated c 1953 [these were written in response to a request to do so by Troxell in a letter from 1953, see: APO/3/6]

-essay written in response to Voysey, C.F.A. (1906) Reason as a basis for art. London: Elkin Mathews

-draft for an essay on artists visiting Rome, with accompanying notes

-review of E. Croft-Murray's 1958 book, John Devoto: a Baroque scene painter

-newspaper cutting of a letter to the Times, published 21 Feb 1936, concerning the International Exhibition of Chinese Art held at the Royal Academy between 28 Nov 1935-7 Mar 1936

-forty newspaper cuttings of Oppé's early book reviews, dated between 1904-1907. Also includes two drafts of the same letter from Oppé to an unknown correspondent, [undated], concerning his desire to stop writing reviews and concentrate on writing books on art

-review of the exhibition, British landscapes in oil at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Administrative / Biographical History

Alongside his main research interest in art history, Oppé wrote on various related matters concerning contemporary criticsim and literature.

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