Special now available 25 from the johns hopkins university press discount portraiture and british gothic fiction the rise of picture identification 1764 1835 kamilla elliott traditionally kings and rulers were featured on stamps and moneythe titled and affluent commissioned busts and portraits and criminals and missing persons appeared on wanted posters. Portraiture and british gothic fiction examines ways writers such as horace walpole ann radcliffe mary shelley and c r maturin as well as artists historians politicians and periodical authors dealt with changes in how social identities were understood and valued in british culture specifically who was represented by portraits and how they were represented as they vied for social powerelliott investigates multiple aspects of picture identification its politics epistemologies . Portraiture and british gothic fiction the rise of picture identification 1764 1835 kamilla elliott examples from british writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries show how portraits became a new mode of identity for the middle class. Elliott kamilla 2012 portraiture and british gothic fictionthe rise of picture identification 1764 1835 johns hopkins university press baltimore md isbn 9781421407173. In portraiture and british gothic fiction the rise of picture identification 1764 1835 kamilla elliott investigates a specific space of the british romantic cultural imaginary which we call the gothic to focus understanding of how the rise of portraiture during this period was tied to the increasing social dominance of the middling classes
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