Publication Day for Esther Chadwick and Jeff Rosen

  • 25 June 2024

The Radical Print is a groundbreaking account of printmaking in Britain that explores the medium’s intersection with radical politics. It argues for printmaking in Britain as the most exciting, innovative and critically engaged field of artistic production in the late eighteenth century. Across five chapters, this book brings printmakers James Barry, John Hamilton Mortimer, James Gillray, Thomas Bewick and William Blake together as artists of the 'Paper Age' for the first time.

Esther Chadwick is a lecturer in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Julia Margaret Cameron is a bold new study of Cameron’s photographs, charting the legacy of colonialism following the 1857 Indian Uprising. Jeff Rosen situates Cameron, best known for her portraits of the Victorian elite, at the centre of a colonialist culture in crisis, revealing how she first responded to the war in India by drawing upon her experience creating photographic albums, and then demonstrating how she began to generate imagery that visualised Britain’s imperial power.

Jeff Rosen is a former academic dean at Loyola University Chicago and professor of art history at Columbia College Chicago. He is now a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library, Chicago.