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Paintings & palanquins: the language of visual aesthetics and the picturesque in accounts of British women’s travels in India from 1822 to 1846

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This thesis explores the Picturesque as a visual aesthetic that is often self-consciously employed in the travel accounts of British women in India in the first half of the nineteenth century. It addresses how three women—Fanny Parks, Marianne Postans, and Emily Eden—made use of the language of aesthetics, in particular that of the Picturesque (a style deemed especially appropriate for women travellers) in a variety of ways: first, to help them understand and relate to their experiences in...

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University of Oxford
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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