James Ward's 'Marengo': A Congruence of Aesthetic Theory, Pictorial Tradition, Natural History and National Pride

Walsh, Linda (2012). James Ward's 'Marengo': A Congruence of Aesthetic Theory, Pictorial Tradition, Natural History and National Pride. In: Open University MA Student Conference, 25 Feb 2012, Birkbeck, University of London, Not applicable.

Abstract

This piece analyses the way in which Ward's portrait of Napoleon's charger, Marengo, was the product of the congruence of a number of textual, pictorial and discursive elements cocnerning the sublime,traditions of facial expression, post-Waterloo nationalism and theories of the relationship of man to other animals.

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