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The representations of poverty and nomadism in Irish and British art, 1760 – 1875

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dc.contributor.advisor Breathnach, Ciara Brazil, Julie 2016-09-29T11:56:28Z 2016-09-29T11:56:28Z 2012
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description Images on pages 168-222 removed from OA version of thesis due to copyright restrictions. List of images on page iv
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the representation of Irish poverty and nomadism in Irish and British art during the period 1760 to 1875. It assesses how a diverse range of Irish and British artists’ visually interpreted Irish poverty and nomadism in paintings, drawings, illustrations and prints. This research analyses how the visual construction of the Irish poor and nomadic evolved in an attempt to sanitise, prettify, condone or absolve the poor. In a thematic manner, images are questioned within frameworks including benevolence and philanthropy, the urban and rural landscape, the domestic space and migration. The marginalised of society are the focus of this study including tinkers, Gypsies, landless labourers, the professional and ordinary beggar, itinerant musicians, pedlars and fortune-tellers. Artists acknowledged different strata within the poor, in particular where these nomads were categorised at a lower social level to the sedentary poor in both Irish and British society. The running theme throughout this thesis is artists’ perceptions of Irish poverty and nomadism, which were often based on personal agendas such as religion, family background or moral values. The co-dependency between Ireland and London, in the area of opportunities, markets and audience provides a comparative analysis of artworks. This study also reveals that images of Irish poverty and nomadism mirrored cultural and social changes in the period under review. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject Irish and British art en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject nomadism en_US
dc.title The representations of poverty and nomadism in Irish and British art, 1760 – 1875 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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