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The Resource Pictures-within-pictures in nineteenth-century Britain, Catherine Roach

Pictures-within-pictures in nineteenth-century Britain, Catherine Roach

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Pictures-within-pictures in nineteenth-century Britain
Title
Pictures-within-pictures in nineteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Roach
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Repainting the work of another into one’s own canvas is a deliberate and often highly fraught act of reuse. This book examines the creation, display, and reception of such images. Artists working in nineteenth-century London were in a peculiar position: based in an imperial metropole, yet undervalued by their competitors in continental Europe. Many claimed that Britain had yet to produce a viable national school of art. Using pictures-within-pictures, British painters challenged these claims and asserted their role in an ongoing visual tradition. By transforming pre-existing works of art, they also asserted their own painterly abilities. Recognizing these statements provided viewers with pleasure, in the form of a witty visual puzzle solved, and with prestige, in the form of cultural knowledge demonstrated. At stake for both artist and audience in such exchanges was status: the status of the painter relative to other artists, and the status of the viewer relative to other audience members. By considering these issues, this book demonstrates a new approach to images of historic displays. Through examinations of works by J.M.W. Turner, John Everett Millais, John Scarlett Davis, Emma Brownlow King, and William Powell Frith, this book reveals how these small passages of paint conveyed both personal and national meanings.--Publisher
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DLC
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Roach, Catherine,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in art historiography
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  • Painting in art
  • Pictures in art
  • Painting, British
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Painting, British
  • Painting in art
  • Pictures in art
  • Great Britain
  • Malerei
  • Malerei
  • Großbritannien
Label
Pictures-within-pictures in nineteenth-century Britain, Catherine Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
929863861
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781472454690
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015044184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)929863861
Label
Pictures-within-pictures in nineteenth-century Britain, Catherine Roach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
929863861
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781472454690
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015044184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)929863861

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