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Notorious muse : the actress in British art and culture, 1776-1812 / edited by Robyn Asleson.

  • Author

    Asleson, Robyn

    Bate, Jonathan

  • Date published

    2003

  • Publisher

    New Haven, Conn. ; London : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Yale Center for British Art [by] Yale University Press, 2003.

  • Subject

    Actresses Great Britain History 18th century

    Actresses Great Britain History 19th century

    Actresses Great Britain Social conditions 18th century

    Actresses Great Britain Social conditions 19th century

    Actresses in art

    Art, British 18th century

    Art, British 19th century

  • Accession number

    8340631X

  • Class

    91.1/

  • ISBN

    0300100051

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    xix, 212 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 26 cm.

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General note: Published for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and The Yale Center for British Art. Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographic references. Formatted contents note: Contents: "Painted women" : Reynolds and the cult of the courtesan / Martin Postle - Ambiguity and desire : metaphors of sexuality in late eighteenth-century representation of the actress / Gill Perry - Shakespeare and the rival muses : Siddons versus Jordan / Jonathan Bate - Costuming the part : a discourse of fashion and fiction in the image of the actress in England, 1776-1812 / Aileen Ribeiro - The ideal shatters : Sarah Siddons, madness and the dynamics of gesture / Frederick Burwick - Body connoisseurship / Shearer West - Painting, politics and the stage in the age of caricature / Heather McPherson - Patina : Mrs Siddons and the depth of surfaces / Joseph Roach UkBU.