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The Resource The elements of life: biography and portrait-painting in Stuart and Georgian England

The elements of life: biography and portrait-painting in Stuart and Georgian England

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The elements of life: biography and portrait-painting in Stuart and Georgian England
Title
The elements of life: biography and portrait-painting in Stuart and Georgian England
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this bold new study, Wendorf compares two arts--biography and portrait-painting--that have often been linked in a casual way but whose historical connections have remained unexplored. Reassessing the great age of English portraiture--from the arrival of Van Dyck to the publication of Boswell's Life of Johnson--Wendorf reveals that, despite their obvious differences, visual and verbal portraits often shared similar assumptions about the representation of historical character. Rooted in modern theory devoted to the comparison of literature and painting and to the problem of representation, the book examines each form of portraiture in terms of the other, bringing into discussion such writers as Izaak Walton, John Evelyn, John Aubrey, Roger North, Goldsmith, Johnson, Mrs. Piozzi, Boswell, and such artists as Van Kyck, Lely, Samuel Cooper, Jonathan Richardson, Hogarth, and Reynolds
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Wendorf, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and literature
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Portrait painting, British
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The elements of life: biography and portrait-painting in Stuart and Georgian England
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Boswell's Flemish picture
  • Representing historical character
  • Iconic biography: Izaak Walton and John Evelyn
  • Iconic pictures: Van Dyck and Stuart portraiture
  • Brief lives and miniatures: John Aubrey and Samuel Cooper
  • Double agents: Jonathan Richardson and Roger North
  • Hogarth's dilemma
  • Biography at mid-century: acts of complicated virtue
  • Reynolds and the 'the genius of life'
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 308 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198117209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The elements of life: biography and portrait-painting in Stuart and Georgian England
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Boswell's Flemish picture
  • Representing historical character
  • Iconic biography: Izaak Walton and John Evelyn
  • Iconic pictures: Van Dyck and Stuart portraiture
  • Brief lives and miniatures: John Aubrey and Samuel Cooper
  • Double agents: Jonathan Richardson and Roger North
  • Hogarth's dilemma
  • Biography at mid-century: acts of complicated virtue
  • Reynolds and the 'the genius of life'
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 308 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198117209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

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      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
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