Fancy Picture. Fancies was a term coined in 1737 by the art critic and historian George Vertue to describe genre scenes that also incorporated invented or imagined elements, or a storyline. He invented in to describe the paintings of Philip Mercier, such as Venetian Girl at a Window or the series The Five Senses. The extended term for the same subgenre, fancy pictures was invented by Joshua Reynolds to describe paintings with beggar or peasant children produced by Thomas Gainsborough in his final decades. Tate Britain. Categories: Art genres. Personal tools Not logged in. Talk. Contributions. Create account. Log in. Namespaces. Views. Search Navigation Main page. Contents. Featured content. Current events. Random article. Donate to Wikipedia. Wikipedia store. Interaction Help. About Wikipedia. Community portal. Recent changes. Contact page. Tools What links here. Related changes. Upload file. Special pages. Permanent link. Page information. Wikidata item. Cite this page. Print/export Create a book. Download as PDF. Printable version. Languages ŠŚąŠoeČŔ¬×. This page was last modified on 23 December 2014, at 08:27. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License;additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia┬« is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. Privacy policy. About Wikipedia. Disclaimers. Contact Wikipedia. Developers. Cookie statement. Mobile view.push;
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