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