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England engraved: the world os print and the works of William Faithorne (1640-1691)

Grant number: 19/15636-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal researcher:Luis Filipe Silverio Lima
Grantee:Michelle Mayumi Hachisu
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

In the present project, we intend to analyze the trajectory and works of William Faithorne, a prominent English engraver who worked from Charles I's reign until the Glorious Revolution. We aim to to study his engravings locating them in the context of print production in Early Modern England. Throughout almost all of the seventeenth century, Faithorne's workshop produced various types of engravings, many of them referring to political and religious aspects of the period they were made. This allows us to observe them as a privileged place for understanding seventeenth-century English engravings' producing processes and printing circulatione, their function as reading protocols for books and pamphlets, and their relation to cultural and political dynamics during Civil Wars, the Protectorate, and the Restoration. In order to observe these multiple aspects , we will build a database for organizing the data about the approximately 300 engravings identified in the British Museum's online collection. We will ordained them chronologically from the first engraving printed in 1640 to the last in 1691, to help us think about Faithorne's works as a possible means of understanding the engraving production in England and its relation to seventeenth-century political events. We argue that by the analysis of his works and trajectory we may identify possible patterns of production in relation to the political events and visual culture changes of the period. (AU)

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