Re-dressing classical statuary: The eighteenth-century `Hand-in-Waistcoat' portrait

Meyer, Arline
March 1995
Art Bulletin;Mar1995, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p45
Academic Journal
Explores the historical circumstances that made the `hand-in-waistcoat' posture a hallmark in 18th century English portraits. Repertoire of portrait attitudes; Formal variables in the posture; Identification of boldness tempered with modesty as the defining attribute of national character; Stylistic argument between rhetorical and reticent attitudes.


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