Visual Prestige: The Role of Portraiture in Shaping the Nascent Identity of American Leadership
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.
History, Art, Art History/Criticism/Conservation, Classics, Humanities, Social Sciences, General/Other, Public Policy
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Davis, Camille, "Visual Prestige: The Role of Portraiture in Shaping the Nascent Identity of American Leadership" (2022). History Theses and Dissertations. 16.
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