Picturing Animals in Britain: 1750-1850


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From fine art paintings by such artists as Stubbs and Landseer to zoological illustrations and popular prints, a vast array of animal images was created in Britain during the century from 1750 to 1850. This highly original book investigates the rich meanings of these visual representations as well as the ways in which animals were actually used and abused. What Diana Donald discovers in this fascinating study is a deep and unresolved ambivalence that lies at the heart of human attitudes toward animals. The author brings ...

Picturing Animals in Britain: 1750-1850 2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300126792