Unseemly Pictures

Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England
Pierce, Helen (Book - 2008)
Unseemly Pictures
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This engaging book is the first full study of the satirical print in seventeenth-century England from the rule of James I to the Regicide. It considers graphic satire both as a particular pictorial category within the wider medium of print and as a vehicle for political agitation, criticism, and debate. Helen Pierce demonstrates that graphic satire formed an integral part of a wider culture of political propaganda and critique during this period, and she presents many witty and satirical prints in the context of such related media as manuscript verses, ballads, pamphlets, and plays. She also challenges the commonly held notion that a visual iconography of politics and satire in England originated during the 1640s, tracing the roots of this iconography back into native and European graphic cultures and traditions.
Authors: Pierce, Helen, 1978-
Title: Unseemly pictures
graphic satire and politics in early modern England
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, c2008
Characteristics: vii, 248 p. :,ill., maps, plans ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Helen Pierce
ISBN: 0300142544
Branch Call Number: 769.94209032 P616u 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-243) and index
Subject Headings: Great Britain Politics and government 1603-1714 Caricatures and cartoons English wit and humor, Pictorial Prints, English 17th century
Topical Term: English wit and humor, Pictorial
Prints, English
LCCN: 2008037702
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