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Art & celebrity : in the age of Reynolds and Siddons / Heather McPherson.
Creator:
McPherson, Heather, author.
Title:
Art & celebrity : in the age of Reynolds and Siddons / Heather McPherson.
Alternate Title(s):
Art and celebrity
Published/Created:
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]
©2017
Physical Description:
xvi, 252 pages ; 26 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
NJ18.R36 M37 2017 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
"Explores the vibrant visual and theatrical culture of eighteenth-century England. Focuses on the central role of images in the invention of modern celebrity culture"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction : studio and stage in the age of Reynolds and Siddons -- Garrick, Reynolds, and the apotheosis of performance -- Portraiture, public display, and the politics of representation -- Staging celebrity : Siddons and tragic pallor -- Targeting celebrity : caricature and cultural politics -- Artistic afterlives and the historiography of fame.
Subject Terms:
Actresses -- Portraits -- 18th century.
Artists and theater -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Caricature -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Celebrities -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Celebrities in art -- History -- 18th century.
Portrait painting, English -- England -- London -- 18th century.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792.
Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831.
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