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The Resource Politics & portraits in the United States & France during the Age of Revolution, T. Lawrence Larkin, editor

Politics & portraits in the United States & France during the Age of Revolution, T. Lawrence Larkin, editor

Label
Politics & portraits in the United States & France during the Age of Revolution
Title
Politics & portraits in the United States & France during the Age of Revolution
Statement of responsibility
T. Lawrence Larkin, editor
Title variation
Politics and portraits in the United States and France during the Age of Revolution
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the evening of 24-25 August 1814, British forces under Admiral George Cockburn and General Robert Ross invaded Washington D.C., burned the Capitol, and destroyed some splendid state portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, the French monarchy's gift to the American Congress some thirty years earlier. To mark the bicentennial of this event, art historians from universities and museums in the United States and Canada, France and Germany, gathered at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on 25-26 September 2014 and engaged in a broad discussion of how royal, republican, and imperial heads of state and diplomats were represented in a manner that would promote their authority or mission with potential allies; how national, state, and provincial delegates were portrayed in a way that suggested the values of a faction, constituency, or class; and how prominent merchants, families, and their retainers were rendered to encapsulate new roles as responsible citizens. Our hypothesis was that between the War of Independence of 1776 and the War of 1812 the United States maintained a complicated and tense political relationship with Britain and France, which had an impact on patterns of trade and diplomacy, cultural representation and consumption on both sides of the Atlantic. The transition from monarchical to republican forms of government was accompanied by a shift from aristocrats to citizens as the primary patrons, artists, subjects, and viewers of portraits, and for this reason images of heads of state, delegates, and families often reveal an uneasy integration of old aristocratic forms and new republican values. Five thematic introducers and fourteen essayists illuminate the challenges at play in the creation of viable political identities in the modern era"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DGPO/DLC
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1311.1
LC item number
.P65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Larkin, T. Lawrence
  • Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Series statement
A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge
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  • Portrait painting, American
  • Portrait painting, American
  • Portrait painting, French
  • Portraits
  • Portraits
  • Portraits
  • Portraits, American
  • Portraits, French
  • Revolutions
  • Bildnismalerei
  • Kunstpolitik
  • Herrscher
  • Politiker
  • Frankreich
  • USA
Label
Politics & portraits in the United States & France during the Age of Revolution, T. Lawrence Larkin, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I Images of authority in France and the United States. Part I introduction / T. Lawrence Larkin -- The U.S. Congress's state portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette: the politics of display and displacement at the Capitol, 1800-1814 / T. Lawrence Larkin -- Bonaparte as a Republican / David O'Brien -- Man + horse: repurposing the equestrain portrait in the post-Revolutionary era / Heather McPherson -- Part II The portrait as displomatic gift. Part II introduction / Brandon Brame Fortune -- Gilbert Stuart's "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington: from diplomatic gift to state portrait / Ellen G. Miles -- Portraits for diplomacy: Gilbert Stuart's pendant portraits of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison / Gaye S. Wilson -- Rivalries and dissensions within the Maison de l'Empereur" Napoleon's portraitists and the production of diplomatic gifts / Cyril Lecosse -- Part III Republicanism and the politician's portrait. Part III introduction / Philippe Bordes -- Faces of the nation: physionotrace portraits and the invention of political modernity / Guillaume Mazeau -- Representing the representatives: portraiture and sovereignty in Revolutionary France, 1789-1795 / Gerrit Walczak -- Signs of power: Bonaparte and the Concordat of 1801 / Kathryn Calley Galitz
  • Part IV Patriotism and the family portrait. Part IV introduction / Amy Freund -- Woman on a wire: how Marie-Antoinette, d'Angiviller, and Vigee Le Brun confounded critics by balancing majesty and maternity at the salon of 1787 / T. Lawrence Larkin -- Architecture portraits: Mount Vernon, Monticello, and La Grange / Kevin D. Murphy -- Politcizing portraiture: family portraits and visual rhetoric in Revolutionary France / Marlen Schneider -- Part V The "face" and "body" of early Republican capital cities: Paris, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington. Part V introduction / Margaretta M. Lovell -- Urban portraits, two centuries ago: faces, bodies, and footprints / Jeffrey A. Cohen -- From portrait to plan: mapping capital cities in France and the United States / Min Kyung Lee
Control code
1045644234
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9781944466206
Lccn
2018029566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w012672
System control number
(OCoLC)1045644234
Label
Politics & portraits in the United States & France during the Age of Revolution, T. Lawrence Larkin, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I Images of authority in France and the United States. Part I introduction / T. Lawrence Larkin -- The U.S. Congress's state portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette: the politics of display and displacement at the Capitol, 1800-1814 / T. Lawrence Larkin -- Bonaparte as a Republican / David O'Brien -- Man + horse: repurposing the equestrain portrait in the post-Revolutionary era / Heather McPherson -- Part II The portrait as displomatic gift. Part II introduction / Brandon Brame Fortune -- Gilbert Stuart's "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington: from diplomatic gift to state portrait / Ellen G. Miles -- Portraits for diplomacy: Gilbert Stuart's pendant portraits of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison / Gaye S. Wilson -- Rivalries and dissensions within the Maison de l'Empereur" Napoleon's portraitists and the production of diplomatic gifts / Cyril Lecosse -- Part III Republicanism and the politician's portrait. Part III introduction / Philippe Bordes -- Faces of the nation: physionotrace portraits and the invention of political modernity / Guillaume Mazeau -- Representing the representatives: portraiture and sovereignty in Revolutionary France, 1789-1795 / Gerrit Walczak -- Signs of power: Bonaparte and the Concordat of 1801 / Kathryn Calley Galitz
  • Part IV Patriotism and the family portrait. Part IV introduction / Amy Freund -- Woman on a wire: how Marie-Antoinette, d'Angiviller, and Vigee Le Brun confounded critics by balancing majesty and maternity at the salon of 1787 / T. Lawrence Larkin -- Architecture portraits: Mount Vernon, Monticello, and La Grange / Kevin D. Murphy -- Politcizing portraiture: family portraits and visual rhetoric in Revolutionary France / Marlen Schneider -- Part V The "face" and "body" of early Republican capital cities: Paris, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington. Part V introduction / Margaretta M. Lovell -- Urban portraits, two centuries ago: faces, bodies, and footprints / Jeffrey A. Cohen -- From portrait to plan: mapping capital cities in France and the United States / Min Kyung Lee
Control code
1045644234
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9781944466206
Lccn
2018029566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w012672
System control number
(OCoLC)1045644234

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