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The Portrait in eighteenth-century America

Author: Ellen Gross Miles
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1993.
Series: American arts series/University of Delaware Press books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Portraits
Aufsatzsammlung
Biography Portraits
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Portrait in eighteenth-century America.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1993
(OCoLC)623372372
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Gross Miles
ISBN: 0874134374 9780874134377
OCLC Number: 24375115
Notes: Papers presented at a conference held in Oct. 1987 at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in conjunction with the exhibition, American colonial portraits, 1700-1776.
Description: 165 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Alan Fern --
Introduction / Ellen G. Miles --
pt. 1. The European Background. The Theory and Practice of British Eighteenth-Century Portraiture / John Hayes --
pt. 2. The Artist in American Colonial Culture. The Meaning of "Likeness": Portrait-Painting in an Eighteenth-Century Consumer Society / T.H. Breen. "In just Lines to trace" --
The Colonial Artist, 1700-1776 / Jessie Poesch. Soul or Style? Questions about Early American Portraits / Graham Hood --
pt. 3. The Colonial Sitters and Their Self-Image. Rarer than Riches: Gentility in Eighteenth-Century America / Stephanie Grauman Wolf. Colonial American Portraiture: Iconography and Methodology / Wayne Craven. Gentlemen Prefer Swords: Style and Status in the Eighteenth-Century Portrait / Robert A. Gross --
pt. 4. Colonial Portraiture in Later American Culture. Survival and Transformation: The Colonial Portrait in the Federal Era / Dorinda Evans. The Eighteenth-Century Portrait in American Culture of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / Richard H. Saunders --
Commentary / Karal Ann Marling.
Series Title: American arts series/University of Delaware Press books.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen G. Miles.

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