The Great Victorians
edited by H. J. Massingham and Hugh Massingham
Massingham, H. J., Harold John,1932
The portrait of Queen Victoria on this cover is satirised by its positioning and placement. This book is a re-assessment of the Victorian era by artists and writers of the 1930s. The cover reflects this new approach to Victorian history in its satirical use of the silhouette. The arrangement of an image can have huge impact on the way a cover is read.