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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 109–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Review Essay Old New Media: Print, Paint, and the Early Eighteenth-Century Media Revolution Rachael Scarborough King University of California at Santa Barbara Dror Wahrman. Mr. Collier’s Letter Racks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Ronald Paulson Einberg Elizabeth , ed. William Hogarth: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings ( New Haven : Yale Univ. , 2017 ). Pp. 432. 257 color ills. 264 figs. $150 Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Review Essay Hogarth’s Paintings...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Amanda Strasik In 1811, Pierre‐Paul Prud'hon painted an allegorical portrait of the infant Napoleon II for Empress Marie‐Louise, Napoleon's second wife and the child's mother, that was exhibited publicly at the Paris Salon the following year. Prud'hon's painting is distinctive because it lacks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... revealing differences between the two cultures. To illuminate that rich yet liminal cultural space in Macartney’s narrative, I draw on a parallel moment in Sino-British cultural relations in the years leading up to the Opium wars—George Chinnery’s painting, Rev. Morrison Translating the Bible in to Chinese...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
... a gendered hierarchy to the arts: poetry is masculinized and painting feminized; a masculine speaker describes a feminine object. Founded exclusively on the work of male poets, this account has not yet considered how eighteenth-century female poets contributed to this tradition. Through her ekphrastic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... correspondence: “Mr Bull is honouring me, at least my Anecdotes of Painting, exceedingly. He has let every page into a pompous sheet, and is adding every print of portrait, building, etc., that I mention and that he can get, and specimens of all our engravers. It will make eight magnificent folios, and be a most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... culture of theatrical celebrity. While paintings and engraved prints of actors mostly peddled a mode of celebrity that was sustained by audience applause within the theater walls, Bell’s illustrations created a parallel visibility for the performers outside the theater, which was only tenuously...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2023
...; and third, that many contemporary viewers became adept at negotiating these networks and were motivated to do so by the larger cultural demands that portraiture served. bradford.mudge@ucdenver.edu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 portrait portraiture sculpture painting print...
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Published: 01 January 2023
Figure 1. Likeness and Legacy in Korean Portraiture, installation view, 2021. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. The freestanding glass walls in the center of the room enabled viewers to examine both front and back of the paper drafts. One wall (to the left) displays a painting on silk of Lee Sam More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 104–109.
Published: 01 April 2013
... paint- ing. Within the expansive exhibition and catalog, I sometimes regretted not seeing the more modest number of figures in Zoffany’s paintings before he arrived in England in 1760. But this was Zoffany’s way of becoming suffi- ciently “English” (he was already German) to attract the royal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2014
... month. Barchas had been working with a team of programmers and student research assistants at the University of Texas to create an interactive “walk-­through” website that reproduces the experience of visiting a three-­room exhibition of 141 paint- ings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, an exhibit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... women, at their most imposing, full-length and high on the wall, were often painted in celebration of engagement: beautiful and affiliated, they fantasize a female subjectivity that belonged equally to father and husband. The courtesan portraits, on the other hand, are rarely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 96–102.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Conservation Department on the restoration of the picture (95 – 106). Many of Lancret’s most famous paintings are reproduced in dazzling color, and they are eff ectively coordinated with the text, but Holmes does not analyze them. As Holmes points out, Nicolas Lancret is relatively unknown...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
... about face painting, long understood to be a woman’s art. The first section of this essay considers attacks on and defenses of cosmetics, all of which point to the complicated relation of face painting to issues such as social order, women’s roles, and the value...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... to be Avoided by Some & Imitated by Others if they Please.1 On 15 May 1809, William Blake issued an advertisement for his forthcom- ing exhibition, to be held above his brother’s hosiery shop in Broad Street, London. At an unknown date during the summer, he opened the display of his paintings along...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Figure 1. Likeness and Legacy in Korean Portraiture, installation view, 2021. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. The freestanding glass walls in the center of the room enabled viewers to examine both front and back of the paper drafts. One wall (to the left) displays a painting on silk of Lee Sam...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 106–113.
Published: 01 April 2010
... for British Art in 1968. Joseph Wright (1734  –  97) came from Derby and earned contemporary admiration for both his evocative “candlelight” subject paintings and his dis- tinguished portraits. In time, he has become one of the most admired and fas- cinating British artists of the eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
... Girolamo Ruscelli The Secretes of the Reverende Maister Alexis of Piemovnt (London: John Kingstone, 1558) Fols. 1v – 6v (recto and verso); 7v – 141v (versos only) William Aglionby Painting Illustrated in Three Diallogues (London: John Gain, 1685) Fols. 7r – 177r (rectos only) Franciscus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2000
..., and referred to the story of Vortigern as relating by that historian; when conceiving it apt to my pur- pose, I immediately planned the outline of the play.2 The history depicted in John Hamilton Mortimer’s painting and in Holinshed’s history was that of Vortigern, the fifth-century British...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of Heart. (2:534–35) This is the figure that first caught people's attention in Harlot 3, the initial painting (now lost). One can get some idea of this radiant figure from Hogarth's Polly Peachum in his paintings of Gay's Beggar's Opera (1728ff.), or, indeed, from any of his rosy-cheeked girls...
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