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Title :

'Pleasure reconciled to virtue' : William Cavendish, Ben Jonson, and the decorative scheme of Bolsover Castle

Author :
RAYLOR, Timothy ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The iconography of Bolsover Castle is much appreciated but little understood. This is because we have not recognized its dynamic, theatrical character, which centers on - indeed, implies the presence of - its 17th c. owner, William Cavendish, duke of Newcastle. Read in terms of Cavendish's self-conception as a figure of patriarchal authority and Herculean passions, the castle emerges as a witty apologia for its owner - and perhaps even as a site for the pursuit of his amours. This reading sheds new light upon the relationship between Cavendish, Bolsover, and Ben Jonson, who provided the text for a royal visit to Bolsover in 1634. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill.; 1 plan ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Amour ; Bolsover (GBR), Bolsover Castle ; Décor ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Jonson, Ben, v.1573-1637 ; Mascarade (divertissement travesti) ; Mécénat ; Newcastle upon Tyne, William Cavendish, duke of, 1592-1676 ; Peinture murale ; Plaisir ; Vertus ; 1600-1700 ;
Descriptors :
Bolsover (GBR), Bolsover Castle ; Decoration ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Jonson, Ben, ca.1573-1637 ; Love ; Masques (theater) ; Mural painting ; Newcastle upon Tyne, William Cavendish, duke of, 1592-1676 ; Patronage ; Pleasure ; Virtues ; 1600-1700 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Renaissance quarterly, 1999, 52, 2, summer
INIST identifier :
24969730 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0034-4338 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Renaissance Society of America, New York, NY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;