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‘Every Age is a Canterbury Pilgrimage’: art and the sacred journey in Britain, c. 1790 – 1850

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This thesis examines the intersections of the concept of pilgrimage and the visual imagination in Britain from the years 1790 to 1850. Historically, distinctions between understandings of pilgrimage as motif, metaphor, artistic process, and actual journey have been blurred to varying degrees, resulting in the creation of images that were at once narratives, memorials, and stimuli for contemplative journeys from pictorial space to imagination. In the first half of the nineteenth century, relig...

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Art,Department of
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Funding agency for:
Kathryn R. Barush
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
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Local pid:
ora:6274

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