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The Roman Daughter

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Description: America’s Rome: Volume I—Classical Rome
In the winter of 1864, when the final battles of the Civil War were being fought and the assassination of President Lincoln was only a few months in the future, a young man from Ohio stood among the ruins of the ancient Roman Forum ...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-42
Description: Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
Sometime between 1883 and 1885, a colleague photographed Thomas Eakins unclothed and holding aloft a naked female student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (fig. 1). In recent decades, this image has been tendered as the most tangible proof of the artist’s indiscretions. Although the scene undoubtedly is worthy of critique, it also is worth noting that Eakins hardly was the first indiscreet Philadelphian. More than a century before that shutter snapped, Charles Willson Peale sketched …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-27

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