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Description: Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
For Benjamin Franklin, resisting authority and extolling the middle class were the basis for a strident patriotism that shaped a young democracy. For Thomas Eakins, the same ideology informed his sensibilities, but resisting the establishment and its pretensions was better business for a revolutionary than it was for a high-end portrait painter. …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.150-161

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