Seventeenth-Century Illustration of Three Masques by Jonson


John P. Cutts


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

Students of Jonson's masques interested in their visual aspects have always depended very heavily on Jonson's own occasionally detailed descriptions of their scenes and choreography ( though his description of scenery etc., in his later masques is excessively meager) and particularly of recent years on Inigo Jones' architectural and costume designs,1 but it has not hitherto been noticed that illustrations for at least three of his masques, The Gypsies Metamorphosed, Augures, and For the Honour of Wales, were available in print and together not many years after the masques Were produced.

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