Alternative Title

Visual Presitge

Abstract

This dissertation analyses the ways in which portraiture and political ideology shaped ideas of American leadership during the founding and early republic. It asserts that American artists and aspirant political leaders collaborated through portraiture to present ideas of American political legitimacy and citizenship to the American body politic during the revolution and early national period.

Degree Date

Fall 12-17-2022

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

History

Advisor

Kate Carte

Second Advisor

Edward Countryman

Subject Area

History, Art, Art History/Criticism/Conservation, Classics, Humanities, Public Policy

Number of Pages

135

Format

.pdf

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