History's Beauties: Women in the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Art - 199 pages
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In this work, Perry discusses the role accorded to women in the National Portrait Gallery's 19th-century representation of the nation's history, its wider historical representation of the period, and its contribution to a discourse of women in the nation during the 19th century.
  

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Contents

the nations beauties women in the nineteenth
1
Women the national and the Portrait Gallery
13
Royal women and the genealogy of the nation
35
Sentimental histories
59
Beauty
89
The arts of women
115
the varieties of the public woman
139
Appendix 1
147
Portraits of women acquired by the National Portrait Gallery before
155
Bibliography
179
Index
195
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About the author (2006)

Lara Perry is a principal lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton.

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