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A Cherokee Envoy and the Portrait That Failed

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The focus of this chapter alternates throughout from Ostenaco and his travels to the centre of London, to Reynolds’s endeavour to paint his portrait, back to Ostenaco, back to Reynolds, and then ... More


'Black but Human': Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700

Carmen Fracchia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198767978
eISBN:
9780191821820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767978.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The African presence in imperial Spain, of between 10-15 per cent of the population, was due to the institutionalization of the transatlantic slave trade that brought between seven- to eight hundred ... More


Anna of Denmark: The material and visual culture of the Stuart courts, 1589-1619

Jemma Field

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526142498
eISBN:
9781526155542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526142504
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book analyses Anna of Denmark’s material and visual patronage at the Stuart courts, examining her engagement with a wide array of expressive media including architecture, garden design, ... More


The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Sarah Blackwood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652597
eISBN:
9781469652610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652597.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between the invention of photography in 1839 and the end of the nineteenth century, portraiture became one of the most popular and common art forms in the United States. In The Portrait's Subject, ... More


The Image of Freedom: All Souls Are of a Single Colour and They Are Wrought in the Same Workshop (Antonio Palomino de Castro y Velasco, 1715–24)

Carmen Fracchia

in 'Black but Human': Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198767978
eISBN:
9780191821820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767978.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

I discuss the shift from an hegemonic view of Afro-Hispanic slaves and ex-slaves to the articulation of the emergence of the slave ‘subject’ and the ‘emancipatory subject’ by concentrating on both; ... More


Impossible subjects: the subaltern in the shadows

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00015
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking a small portrait by Ravi Varma of a scholar reading in the glow of a lamp as a servant waits upon him in the background shadows, this chapter evaluates the emergence of the elitist figure of ... More


Introduction: picturing Charlotte Brontë

Amber K. Regis and Deborah Wynne

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introduction explores the circulation and appropriation of Charlotte Brontë’s image, from her professional portrait sketched by George Richmond in 1850, through to the re-discovery of Branwell’s ... More


The cosmopolitan world of Victorian portraiture: the Crystal Palace portrait gallery, c.1854

Jason Edwards

Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner (eds)

in After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

‘The World of Victorian Portraiture’ focuses on the 500 plaster cast busts that make up the largely ignored portrait sequence at the Crystal Palace, that ran throughout and alongside the Fine Arts ... More


Toward the Figuration of a Postsocialist Subject

Qi Wang

in Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692330
eISBN:
9781474406390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692330.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 first provides a succinct account of the representational mechanisms of subjectivity and spatiality found in yangbanxi, the famous model operas (along with their contemporaneous cinematic ... More


Writing on the Image

Lamia Balafrej

in The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474437431
eISBN:
9781474464918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437431.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter takes a close look at the semantic richness and transgressive potential of the Cairo Bustan’s illustrated frontispiece, a double painting opening the manuscript and representing a ... More


Joshua Reynolds’s “Nice Chymistry” in the 1770s

Matthew C. Hunter

in Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Joshua Reynolds’s experiments with unstable chemical materials both in his painting practice and in his theory of art. It places the painter in his native environs of Plymouth ... More


Strategies for Visualizing Cultural Capital: The Black Portrait

Amy M. Mooney

in Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043055
eISBN:
9780252051913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043055.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the ways in which the portrait was utilized as a tool for social change as it presented the accumulation of knowledge, skills, and consciousness of Chicago’s black entrepreneurs ... More


Representation and self-fashioning

Jemma Field

in Anna of Denmark: The material and visual culture of the Stuart courts, 1589-1619

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526142498
eISBN:
9781526155542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526142504.00014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Examining portraits of Anna - both easel and miniature - this chapter tracks the queen’s increasing control over her own image in the development of a highly personalised iconography formed around ... More


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