"Beguiling Deception": Allegorical Portraiture in Early 18th-Century France
In 18th-century France, fashionable patrons commissioned “allegorical portraits,” which showed their subjects as classical goddesses, muses, or other mythological figures. Dr. Kathleen Nicholson, Professor of Art History at the University of Oregon, investigates Nicolas de Largillière's portrait of the Countess of Montsoreau and her sister as the goddess Diana and an attendant. (Seventh Annual Rosenberg Lecture)
January 27, 2011
Michael L. Rosenberg Lectures
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