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The Sportsman's Last Visit

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Description: American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life
In turning an examination of American genre painting to representations of women, we find patterns that are both predictable and surprising. The genre painters discussed thus far were male, participating as citizens with the relative freedom of discussion and self-definition that white males enjoyed. These painters devoted their imagery to issues and nuances that embodied the sphere of public life as they and New York patrons, viewers, and critics perceived it. Although discussion about women’s …
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Related print edition pages: pp.137-175

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