‘Me thinks I see the love that shall be made’: two Restoration views of St James Park, Christian Verdu
The Restoration saw a strong dependence of the visual arts and verbal arts upon each other. This paper analyses one painting and one poem about a public space closely connected to the monarchy: St James Park, to illustrate how different artistic media could express contrasting views on Charles II’s self-fashioning as an approachable yet regal figure, and how sexual slander was used by both court wits and parliamentarian poets to debunk the painterly idioms of court portraiture and landscaping.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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