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Portraiture in early Victoria, 1834-1861 : a study of art and patronage in colonial society

Findlay, Elisabeth Ann


In this thesis the history of portraiture in the British-ruled Australian colony of Victoria is examined, focusing on the period 1834 to 1861. Portraits from early colonial Victoria are analysed in their artistic and social context, with the emphasis placed on the role of patronage. Arguments are advanced on the relationship of portraiture to class and gender struggles, examining the portrait in terms of the political, social and cultural values of the various groups within early...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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