Art in Context : Extra-Illustration and the British Historical Imagination, ca. 1660–1850

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 12:30to13:00
Online (via Zoom)
Poster with event details and historical image.

Extra-illustration was a practice that developed in the later eighteenth century as a means by which collectors added imagery (most often prints, but sometimes manuscripts, objects, or original artworks) to existing books.

In this talk, Brian Cowan will examine the practice of extra-illustration as a means of understanding the varieties of British historical imagination in the long eighteenth century.

His project explores the relationships between political history, secret history, and biography as these genres developed over the course of the long eighteenth century in Britain.

Anyone interested may register via this link.

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