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Her Representation Precedes Her: Transatlantic Celebrity, Portraiture, and Visual Culture, 1865-1890
Analysis of representations of London’s professional beauty and the tomboy heroine of the American West reveals the centrality of female celebrities to debates regarding feminine labor, gendered consumer behavior, and racial right to imperial rule during the second half of the nineteenth century in Britain and the United ...
Objects of Heaven and Earth: Thaumaturgy & Representation in Quattrocento Italy
In fifteenth-century Florence, the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata housed thousands of wax sculptures, all created in response to a single fresco located on the interior wall of the nave. This painting, known as the Madonna of the Annunciation, holds a position of honor as Florence's most famous thaumaturgic image, and ...