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Everyday Heroes: Wilkie’s Version of History

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the peculiarly visual characteristics of David Wilkie's version of history. It also discusses Wilkie's journey to Turkey and Palestine in 1840–1, undertaken in the hope of ... More


Disability, Fraud and Medical Experience at the Royal Hospital of Chelsea in the Long Eighteenth Century

Caroline Louise Nielsen

in Britains Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319556
eISBN:
9781781387160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319556.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

Chelsea Hospital was lauded by its contemporaries as the honest rewards of service for the lower class soldier and this view of the Pensioners had considerable cultural capital, with a very similar ... More


Everyday Stories

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that David Wilkie sought to represent the everyday stories as the authentic basis of social life, and also shows that his initial image of the everyday was not sustainable once ... More


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