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Hanging the head : portraiture and social formation in eighteenth-century England

Author: Marcia R Pointon
Publisher: New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1993.
Series: Paul Mellon Centre for studies in British art.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia R Pointon
ISBN: 0300057385 9780300057386 0300073682 9780300073683
OCLC Number: 25833442
Description: ix, 278 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Biography: System: Portrait. I. Spaces of Portrayal. i. Hanging and Framing. ii. Portraiture as Business: London in the 1780s. II. Illustrious Heads. i. James Granger and the Politics of Collecting Engraved Historic Portrait Heads. ii. Ordering the Past: the Origins of Granger's System. iii. The Grangerized Book. III. Significant and Insignificant Lives. i. Likeness and Genre. ii. The Unfortunate Brave. iii. The Fantastic Gallery: Portraiture and Political Strategy --
pt. II. The Portrait and its Subject. IV. Dangerous Excrescences: Wigs, Hair and Masculinity. V. Going Turkish in Eighteenth-Century London: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and her Portraits. VI. The Conversation Piece: Generation, Gender and Genealogy. VII. The State of a Child. i. Infancy, Femininity and the Child-Portrait in Romney and Reynolds. ii. Allan Ramsay's Mansel and Blackwood Group and Thomas Lawrence's 'Pinkie'. iii. The Psychodynamics of Childhood: Hogarth and Lewis Carroll --
Epilogue: 'Saved from the housekeeper's room': the Foundation of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Series Title: Paul Mellon Centre for studies in British art.
Responsibility: Marcia Pointon.

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