Bonnie Prince Charlie, a 'Scottish highland bagpiper', or a French musette player? The Case of a series of eighteenth-century prints

Williams, V. (2017) Bonnie Prince Charlie, a 'Scottish highland bagpiper', or a French musette player? The Case of a series of eighteenth-century prints. Review of Scottish Culture, 27,

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Abstract

This article situates itself in the wider frame of the analysis of bagpipe iconography, more specifically in the context of anti-Jacobite satire. It takes a close look at a series of popular satirical prints published during the eighteenth century, arguing the case of their derivation from a common French model. The French painting was incorporated in the narrative of British satirical imagery. Satirists have cast on the portrait and its protagonist a particular view, which connects it with Establishment propaganda and anti-Jacobite ideology. The nuances of the message underlying these prints, though, underwent a change which proceeded alongside the progression of the historical and political milieu. The reason for this can be traced to the artists and buyers of the prints increasingly distancing themselves in time from the Jacobite Risings.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:art history, satire, 18th century, bagpipes, France, Scotland, Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williams, Dr Vivien
Authors: Williams, V.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Journal Name:Review of Scottish Culture
Publisher:University of Edinburgh
ISSN:0267-6834

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