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Title :

Orientalism transposed : the impact of the colonies on British culture; Aldershot; Brookfield; Ashgate

Death, glory, empire : art

Author :
GROSECLOSE, Barbara ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Looks at painting and sculpture commemorating the British commander General James Wolfe who died in Canada during the Seven Years' War and relates these works to imagery memorializing Joseph Moorhouse, a soldier who fell in one of the many battles of the Mysore Wars in India. Early memorials sent from London to India in the 1770s and 1780s made no connections between patriotism and the demise of a Company soldier in battle other than the duty which obliged every officer to serve his King and Country. Then the emphasis of Anglo-Indian commemorative art turned from commercial advantage to overt appeals to patriotism, a shift occurring just after Canada was won. Argues that images of victory in Canada helped to formulate the terms of Britain's Empire in India. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Canada ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Impérialisme ; Inde ; Monument commémoratif ; Moorhouse, Joseph, m.1791 ; Nationalisme ; Patriotisme ; Peinture ; Sculpture ; Wolfe, James, 1727-1759 ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Canada ; Commemorative monuments ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Imperialism ; India ; Moorhouse, Joseph, d.1791 ; Nationalism ; Painting ; Patriotism ; Sculpture ; Wolfe, James, 1727-1759 ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24998347 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 185928454X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ;