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Author Carlisle, Janice.
Title Picturing reform in Victorian Britain / Janice Carlisle.
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  N8251.S568 C34 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 79
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 79.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Art as politics : lines in theory and practice -- 2. Pictures on display -- 3. Redrawing the franchise in the 1860s : lines around the Constitution -- 4. Within the pale -- Conclusion.
Summary "How did Victorians, as creators and viewers of images, visualize the politics of franchise reform? This study of Victorian art and parliamentary politics, specifically in the 1840s and 1860s, answers that question by viewing the First and Second Reform Acts from the perspectives offered by Ruskin's political theories of art and Bagehot's visual theory of politics. Combining subjects and approaches characteristic of art history, political history, literary criticism and cultural critique, Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain treats both paintings and wood engravings, particularly those published in Punch and the Illustrated London News. Carlisle analyzes unlikely pairings - a novel by Trollope and a painting by Hayter, an engraving after Leech and a high-society portrait by Landseer - to argue that such conjunctions marked both everyday life in Victorian Britain and the nature of its visual politics as it was manifested in the myriad heterogeneous and often incongruous images of illustrated journalism"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Suffrage in art.
Painting, Victorian -- Great Britain.
Magazine illustration -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Art -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Art and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780521868365
OCLC number 785504516