Peter George Patmore
(baptized 1786; died 1855)
was a periodical writer active between the years of 1820-25, known
mainly for a series of articles in the New Monthly Magazine
'Picture Galleries of England', acting as a critical guide to the
main aristocratic collections of Old Master paintings at the time.
These articles were a response to, and in some ways a dialogue
with, a similar series begun by the great critic William Hazlitt
, at around the same time,
and published in the London
. Patmore's works were serialised and published
in a single volume in 1824, of which a copy is available in the
Library in Oxford.
was forced into publication due to the announcement of several
other works of the same name attempting to capitalise on his (or
possibly Hazlitt's) success.
He was also the father of the minor Victorian poet Coventry Patmore
- Grayling, A.C. 'The Quarrel of the Age: a biography of William