Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2015

240 Pages | 40 Illustrations, black & white, 1 Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719090844

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Politics Personified

Portraiture, caricature and visual culture in Britain, c.1830-80

Miller Henry

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First study of role of visual culture in Victorian politics
  • Essential to understanding how Victorians saw politics and how politicians, parties and movement exploited new visual technologies
  • Essential to understanding the public image of key figures, e.g. Gladstone, Disraeli, Palmerston, Russell
  • Based on a huge and diverse range of visual and textual sources that makes it a pioneer in this field
  • Different from conventional art history/ visual studies in uncovering new evidence as to how these images were produced, circulated, distributed and used as material objects

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