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Author Clubbe, John.

Title Byron, Sully, and the power of portraiture / author, John Clubbe
Published Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  759.13 Byron Clu/Bsa  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 343 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Series The nineteenth century series
Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Contents Introduction : the importance of portraiture -- 1. Provenance of a painting -- 2. Portraits of Byron -- 3. First portraitist of Philadelphia -- 4. Dramatic and historic portraiture : George Frederick Cooke and George Washington's passage of the Delaware -- 5. Dramatic and historic portraiture : Fannie Kemble and Queen Victoria -- 6. Byronic Biddle -- 7. The heroic decade : Lafayette to Byron -- 8. A portrait for Americans : Sully's Byron -- 9. Lavater's Physiognomy and Sully's Byron -- 10. Sully's Byron : the quest for verisimilitude in portraiture
Summary "This book focuses on the history and cultural significance for Federal America of the only portrait of Byron known to have been painted by a major artist. In private hands from 1826 until this day, Thomas Sully's Byron has never before been the subject of scholarly study. Beginning with his discovery of the portrait in 1999 and a 200-year narrative of the portrait's provenance and its relation to other well-known Byron portraits, the author discusses the work within the broad context of British and American portraiture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Receiving most attention are Thomas Lawrence and Sully, his American counterpart. The author gives the fullest account to date of Sully's career and his relation to English influences and to figures prominent in the early-nineteenth-century American imagination, among them, Washington, Fanny Kemble, Lafayette, Joseph Bonaparte, and Nicholas Biddle."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography : pages [299]-322
Subject Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872. Lord Byron.
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Portraits.
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Portraits.
LC no. 2004006791
ISBN 0754638146 alkaline paper