Ambiguity and desire in late eighteenth century portraits of the actress

Perry, Gill (2003). Ambiguity and desire in late eighteenth century portraits of the actress. In: Asleson, Robyn ed. Notorious muse: the actress in British art and culture 1776-1812. Studies in British Art. London, UK: Yale University Press, pp. 57–80.

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This essay analyses the representation of the actress in eighteenth century art and culture, exploring the various constructions of feminine sexuality involved.

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