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The family picture: a study of identity construction in seventeenth-century Dutch portraits

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The seventeenth century saw a large increase in family-related portrait materials, including group family portraits, family portrait collections, and family memorial albums. In this thesis, I contend with the meanings and functions of family portraits created in the Netherlands in an attempt to illuminate the motives behind the rise in the number of portraits of the family during this period. I focus on the ways in which Dutch families utilised portraiture as a vehicle for constructing p...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Art,Department of

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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral

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