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The Politics of Discernment

Wendy Bellion

in Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833889
eISBN:
9781469600437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833889.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter retells one of the tallest tales in American art history, which begins with a visit to the Peale Museum. Sometime during the late 1790s, George Washington called at the museum with the ... More


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