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George Washington and William Lee

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Description: Portraits of Resistance: Activating Art During Slavery
~He stands in the shadows on the right of Edward Savage’s monumental group portrait The Washington Family, one hand slipped into his waistcoat (fig. 33). Tucked between a column and an upholstered chair,...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.72-121
Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to...
During the closing decades of the eighteenth century, years of revolutionary convulsions on both sides of the Atlantic, not only in politics but in all walks of life and thought and art as well, the ways in which blacks were regarded underwent profound and far-reaching changes ...
PublisherHarvard University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.11-96
Description: John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter
John Trumbull’s portraits present to the student of his art a puzzling assortment of the beautiful, the acceptable, and the downright ugly...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
Related print edition pages: pp.94-105

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