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Edward Pugh of Ruthin 1763-1813: A Native Artist (Hardback)
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Edward Pugh of Ruthin 1763-1813: A Native Artist (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 30/03/2013
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Edward Pugh (1763-1813) was a Ruthin-born, Welsh-speaking artist and writer who produced compelling landscapes images of Denbighshire in particular and, more widely of North Wales, Monmouthshire and London. He also wrote what is probably the best account of a tour in Wales ever written: it is far superior to Borrow's. This book, the first to consider Pugh's work in detail, shows how his landscapes reveal a wealth of local knowledge, and dramatise some issues of great importance to Wales in his time: the effects of the enclosure of common land; the effects of the war with France on industry and the condition of the poor; the need to develop and modernise the Welsh economy; the power of the great landowners. Apart from Pugh's, almost all the pictures and tours we have of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century North Wales were made by English artists and writers. None of these can tell us about life in North Wales with the same insight as Pugh.

Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9780708325667
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 1338 g
Dimensions: 276 x 219 x 23 mm


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"This volume on the work of Edward Pugh comes from the pen of an experienced and highly talented author. Since his first, classic publication on the poetry of John Clare in 1972, John Barrell has shown readers of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature that texts must not be read in generic isolation from the totality of the culture--social, political, economic, artistic, literary--that surrounds them. Now, his particular gift for 'reading' pictures comes to the fore in a book that adds visual art to the wide range of genres explored in the Wales and the French Revolution series."--Ceridwen Lloyd Morgan, National Library of Wales
This volume on the work of Edward Pugh comes from the pen of an experienced and highly talented author. Since his first, classic publication on the poetry of John Clare in 1972, John Barrell has shown readers of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature that texts must not be read in generic isolation from the totality of the culture social, political, economic, artistic, literary that surrounds them. Now, his particular gift for reading pictures comes to the fore in a book that adds visual art to the wide range of genres explored in the Wales and the French Revolution series. --Ceridwen Lloyd Morgan, National Library of Wales"

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