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    Real rooms, invented rooms: interpreting the Eighteenth-Century English conversation piece

    Retford, Kate Real rooms, invented rooms: interpreting the Eighteenth-Century English conversation piece. In: Decoding the Domestic Interior in British Portraits, 28 Jun 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    One of the key characteristics of the eighteenth-century British conversation piece was the amount of canvas given over to a detailed setting: perhaps a locale in a landscape park, or a position in front of a hearth in an elegant drawing room. In a few cases, a setting will represent a space in the sitters’ home in notably accurate detail. However, many are ‘tweaked’ versions of those homes, while others show rooms that were entirely invented by the artist. My paper will consider this range of scenarios, and some of the reasons behind it.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 09:37
    Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 09:37
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41806

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