Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2013

224 Pages | 19 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089077

Bookseller Code (06)


The face of the city

Civic portraiture and civic identity in early modern England

Robert Tittler

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP

  • The first full-length study of English civic portraiture (portraits of mayors, aldermen, colleges and school heads, livery company masters etc)
  • One of the very few studies that considers 'vernacular' portraiture, often produced by local and regional craftsmen, as well as portraiture produced in the formal, polite styles of the renaissance era
  • Unique in examining portrait patrons and painters of this specialized and little-studied kind of portraiture
  • Contributes both to English urban and community history and to the history of English portraiture