Purloined Portraits

Dawkins, Heather. Purloined Portraits. Halifax, NS: The Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University, 1986.

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Abstract (English)

Between 1853 and 1874 Hannah Cullwick, an English domestic servant, kept a diary and had photographs taken of herself, a practice which continued until shortly after her secret marriage to her employer. The documents survive as a valuable source for feminist historians. Dawkins' essay is a careful account of the socio-economic factors which produced these artifacts as well as a portrait in itself of an unusual strong and self-possessed female member of the Victorian working class. 9 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Dawkins, Heather (Author)
Dossier: 343 - MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY (MSVU ART GALLERY) (Halifax)
Collation: 8 p. : 6 ill. ; 28 cm
ISBN: 0770306187
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Halifax, NS: The Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University
Art Organizations: Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery (MSVU ART GALLERY) (Halifax)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 16 Mar. - 6 Apr. 1986, The Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax).
Keywords: FEMINISM; HISTORY; WOMAN; PHOTOGRAPHY; PORTRAITURE; CULLWICK, HANNAH
Copyright Statement: The Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 1988
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 15:45
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/173
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