By Nigel Llewellyn
How did our ancestors die? while in our personal day the topic of loss of life is mostly shunned, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and procedures of dying have been current and rapid. humans not just surrounded themselves with keepsake mori, in addition they sought to maintain alive stories of these who had long gone sooner than. This continuous disagreement with demise was once improved through a wealthy tradition of visible artifacts. within the artwork of dying, Nigel Llewellyn explores the meanings in the back of an stunning variety of those artifacts, and describes the attitudes and practices which lay in the back of their construction and use.
Illustrated and defined during this publication are an array of little-known gadgets and pictures comparable to death's head spoons, jewels and swords, mourning-rings and lovers, wax effigies, church monuments, Dance of dying prints, funeral invites and ephemera, in addition to works via recognized artists, together with Holbein, Hogarth and Blake.
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Art of Death: Visual Culture in the English Death Ritual c.1500 - c.1800 by Nigel Llewellyn