Romanticism and Illustration
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- Ian Haywood, Roehampton University, London
- Susan Matthews, Roehampton University, London
- Mary L. Shannon, Roehampton University, London
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This collection of essays takes a fresh look at the important role of illustration in Romantic literature. The late eighteenth century saw an explosion of illustrated editions of literary classics and the emergence of a new culture of literary art, including the innovative literary galleries. The impact of these developments on the reading and viewing of literary texts is explored in a series of case studies covering poetry, historical texts, drama, painting, reproductive prints, magazines and ephemera. Romanticism and Illustration argues for a more detailed study of illustration which includes the context of a wider circulation of images across different media. The modern understanding of the word 'illustration' fails to convey the complex relationship between the artist, the engraver, the publisher, the text and the audience in Romantic Britain. In teasing out the implications of this dynamic cultural matrix, this book opens up a new field of Romantic studies.Read more
- Sheds new light on a little studied, but important aspect of British Romanticism: illustrated books
- Contains accessible essays by leading scholars which explore the emergence of literary art culture in the late eighteenth century in a variety of literature including poetry, drama, historical texts, and magazines
- Covering the whole Romantic period in Britain, chapters offer an authoritative introduction to this topic and combines an overview with specialist case studies by experts
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- Date Published: May 2019
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108602556
- contains: 58 b/w illus.
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Table of Contents
Part I. Illustrating Poetry:
1. The ends of illustration: explanation, critique, and the political imagination in Blake's title-pages for Genesis Peter Otto
2. With a master's hand and Prophet's fire: Blake, Gray, and the Bard Sophie Thomas
3. Seeing history: illustration, poetic drama, and the national past Dustin Frazier Wood
4. 'Fuseli's poetic eye': prints and impressions in Fuseli and Erasmus Darwin Martin Priestman
5. Henry Fuseli's accommodations: 'attempting the domestic' in the illustrations to Cowper Susan Matthews
6. Reading the romantic vignette: Stothard illustrates Bloomfield, Byron and Crabbe for the Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas Sandro Jung
7. Intimate distance: Thomas Stothard's and J. M. W. Turner's iIllustrations of Samuel Rogers's Italy Maureen McCue
Part II. The Business of Illustration:
8. Illustration, terror and female agency: Thomas Macklin's poets gallery in a revolutionary decade Ian Haywood
9. Maria Cosway's Hours: cosmopolitan and classical visual culture in Thomas Macklin's Poets Gallery Luisa Calè
10. Artists' street: Thomas Stothard, R. H. Cromek, and literary illustration on London's Newman Street Mary L. Shannon
11. The development of magazine illustration in Regency Britain – the example of Arliss's Pocket Magazine 1818–1833 Brian Maidment
Coda: romantic illustration and the privatization of history painting Martin Myrone.
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