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History's beauties : women in the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900

Author: Lara Perry
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Series: British art and visual culture since 1750, new readings.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first monograph study of gender in a major museum, History's Beauties engages themes of gender, national identity, class cultures, and aesthetics in Victorian England to interpret the National Portrait Gallery's fascinating collection."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Portraits
Biography Portraits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lara Perry
ISBN: 0754630811 9780754630814
OCLC Number: 60697164
Description: viii, 199 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the nation's beauties : women in the nineteenth-century museum --
1. Women, the national and the Portrait Gallery --
2. Royal women and the genealogy of the nation --
3. Sentimental histories --
4. Beauty --
5. The arts of women --
Conclusion : the varieties of the public woman --
App. 1. The trustees of the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900 --
App. 2. Portraits of women acquired by the National Portrait Gallery before 1900.
Series Title: British art and visual culture since 1750, new readings.
Responsibility: Lara Perry.

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Presenting a study of the National Portrait Gallery's early collection, this monograph study of gender maps a culture of femininity that reframes the Victorian fascination with women's domestic and  Read more...

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