Robert Peel, John Doyle and Visual Parody

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For the last three hundred years British politics have been enlivened and illustrated by wonderful satirical prints and newspaper cartoons. In the 1830s and 1840s these were dominated by the work of John Doyle (‘H.B.’) who adapted to new printing techniques and changing public taste by introducing lifelike drawings of public figure. Fintan Cullen’s main research area is the art and representation of Ireland from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century. His publications display a long interest in exploring the representation of Ireland’s colonial relationship with Britain. Although Ireland is the focus of much of his work, in a wider sense he is interested in the relationship between national identity and art production and he welcomes applications from research students interested in exploring these themes in a variety of cultures or historical periods. His present research topic is on art and migration in the long nineteenth century with a particular focus on Ireland and the Irish diaspora.

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