Waites, Ian (2009) The prospect far and wide: an eighteenth-century drawing of Langley Bush and Helpston’s unenclosed countryside. John Clare Society Journal, 28 . pp. 5-22. ISSN 1356-7128
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This article presents and examines Waites's discovery of the only known artistic/visual representation of the unenclosed countryside around Helpston, Northamptonshire, a drawing entitled 'View of Langdyke Bush & Country adjacent taken upon Helpston Heath near the Hedge 29 Aug’t 1721' by the Flemish artist, Peter Tillemans. More remarkably still, the drawing provides us with a direct likeness of one of the most important landmarks described in the work of the nineteenth century poet, John Clare, 'Langley Bush', described in his famous anti-enclosure elegy, ‘Remembrances’.
|Keywords:||Landscape, Common land, John Clare, visual art, place, Parliamentar|
|Subjects:||V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History|
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V350 History of Art
|Divisions:||College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design|
|Deposited On:||20 Jun 2011 16:40|
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