1837 in art

Events from the year 1837 in art.

List of years in art (table)


  • January 20 – Death of the neo-classical architect Sir John Soane gives effect to the creation of his London house as Sir John Soane's Museum.
  • June 1 – The Government-funded Normal School of Design, predecessor of the Royal College of Art, begins classes at Somerset House in London.<ref=>Isaac Edwards Clarke (1885). Art and Industry: (1885) Drawing in the public schools. U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 725.</ref>
  • June 10Galerie des Batailles at the Palace of Versailles in France, designed by Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine with Frédéric Nepveu for the display of sculptures and historical paintings, is opened.
  • July – Edward Lear leaves Knowsley Hall in England to travel to Rome.
  • Art Union of London founded.
  • Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun publishes the second volume of her memoirs.



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