The Formation of a Patron

  • Peter Webster
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Part of the Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000 book series (HISASE)

Abstract

This chapter traces Hussey’s formation: the son of a clergyman who progressed through public school, Oxford, the Anglo-Catholic Cuddesdon College to a curacy in London. It also examines his early aesthetic development: as a viewer, listener, amateur musician and artist, and lays out the context for that development: of Anglican theologies of the arts of the 1920s, and the available examples of ecclesiastical patronage that others set. It argues that Hussey’s understanding of the arts, in relation to culture and of the right form of patronage, were both present in their essentials before he began his work at Northampton, as were his particular enthusiasms and artistic blind spots.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Webster
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarChichesterUK

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