Unseemly Pictures: Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England

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Abstract

This engaging book is the first full study of the satirical print in seventeenth-century England from the rule of James I to the Regicide. It considers graphic satire both as a particular pictorial category within the wider medium of print and as a vehicle for political agitation, criticism, and debate.Helen Pierce demonstrates that graphic satire formed an integral part of a wider culture of political propaganda and critique during this period, and she presents many witty and satirical prints in the context of such related media as manuscript verses, ballads, pamphlets, and plays. She also challenges the commonly held notion that a visual iconography of politics and satire in England originated during the 1640s, tracing the roots of this iconography back into native and European graphic cultures and traditions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages248
ISBN (Print)9780300142549, 0300142544
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2008

Publication series

NamePaul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
PublisherYale University Press

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Early Modern England
Satire
Iconography
England
Ballad
1640s
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Political Criticism
Political Debate
Political Propaganda
Verse
Regicide

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Pierce, H. S. (2008). Unseemly Pictures: Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England. (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art). London, United Kingdom: Yale University Press.

Unseemly Pictures : Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England. / Pierce, Helen Suzanne.

London, United Kingdom : Yale University Press, 2008. 248 p. (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Pierce, HS 2008, Unseemly Pictures: Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England. Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, London, United Kingdom.
Pierce HS. Unseemly Pictures: Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England. London, United Kingdom: Yale University Press, 2008. 248 p. (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art).
Pierce, Helen Suzanne. / Unseemly Pictures : Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England. London, United Kingdom : Yale University Press, 2008. 248 p. (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art).
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