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History's Beauties: Women and the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900

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The 'beauties' - women of note - who were welcomed to the National Portrait Gallery's early collection were those whose lives and portraits were recognized as significant to the 'civil, ecclesiastical and literary history of the nation'. This brief was interpreted to include figures as diverse as the devout Lady Margaret Beaufort, and the entertaining Lady Emma Hamilton. History's Beauties, the first detailed study of this collection, maps a culture of femininity that reframes the Victorian fascination with women's domestic ...

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History's Beauties: Women and the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900
2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138264168

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History's Beauties: Women and the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900
2006, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754630814

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