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Facing the Public: Portraiture in the Aftermath of the French Revolution
Portraits were the most widely commissioned paintings in 18th-century France, but most portraits were produced for private consumption, and were therefore seen as inferior to art designed for public exhibition. The French Revolution endowed private values with an unprecedented significance, and the way people responded to portraits changed as a result. This is an area whic ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 22nd 2000 by Manchester University Press
(first published 2000)
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