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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Emblematism and Ideal Publicness The Emblematic Worldview Emblems: Ways of Reading Publicness and Personal Identity The Values of Publicness: Disinterestedness, Rationality, and Anonymity 2. Character or Caricature? The 1740s: The Patriot Unmasked Hogarth's Natural Characters The Gentleman Caricaturist: George Townshend The Backlash Against Caricature: The Case of John Wilkes 3. Caricature and Authenticity: Artifice, Masculinity, and the Macaroni Macaronis and Politeness Caricaturing the Macaroni West's ?Death of Wolfe? and Reynolds's Portraits ``As'' Authentic Eccentricity 4. Caricature and Individualism: The Crisis in Representation Unmasking American Licentiousness Crises of Representation: Popular Sovereignty and Virtual Representation Physiognomy, Rhetoric, and the Search for Natural Language 5. Caricature and Irony: Aestheticism, Embodiment, and Subjectivity The Aestheticization of Political Prints Irony and Unmasking Embodying the Nation Inventing John Bull Caricature: A Case Study of the Butcher-Kissing Duchess Epilogue: The Englishness of Caricature in Revolutionary France Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Prints, English -- 18th century.
Prints -- Social aspects -- England.
Caricature -- England -- History -- 18th century.
English wit and humor, Pictorial.