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 Sceatta.Scene Plot. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Scene Painters.
The most celebrated are—   1
   Inigo Jones, who introduced the first appropriate decorations for masques.   2
   D’Avenant, who produced perspective scenes in 1656, for The Siege of Rhodes.   3
   Betterton was the first to improve the scenic effects in “Dorset Gardens:” his artist was Streater.   4
   John Rich may be called the great reformer of stage scenery in “Covent Garden.”   5
   Richards, secretary of the Royal Academy; especially successful in The Maid of the Mill. His son was one of the most celebrated of our scene-painters.   6
   Philip James de Loutherbourg was the greatest scene-artist up to Garrick’s time. He produced the scenes for The Winter’s Tale, at the request of that great actor.   7
   John Kemble engaged William Capon, a pupil of Novosielski, to furnish him with scenery for Shakespeare’s historic plays.   8
   Patrick Nasmyth, in the North, produced several unrivalled scenes.   9
   Stanfield is well known for his scene of Acis and Galate’a.   10
   William Beverley is the greatest scene-painter of modern times.   11
   Frank Hayman, Thomas Dall, John Laguerre. William Hogarth, Robert Dighton, Charles Dibdin, David Roberts, Grieve, and Phillips have all aided in improving scene-painting.   12

 Sceatta.Scene Plot. 


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