Richard Payne Knight

Standard Name: Knight, Richard Payne


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Richard Payne Knight caused an outcry with his deliberately provocative Account of the Remains of the Worship of Priapus, privately printed but strategically circulated.
By November 1805
Richard Payne Knight published his influential Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste; that month it had the lead review in the Critical.
The Elgin Marbles, ancient Greek statues removed from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin , were exhibited for the first time in England.