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2018-11-19T22:07:41.000Z
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Capital Likenesses: George Washington, the Federal City & Economic Selfhood in American Portraiture
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New Perspectives on Portraiture: “Capital Likenesses: George Washington, the Federal City, and Economic Selfhood in American Portraiture” by Ross Barrett From the Edgar P. Richardson Symposium: New Perspectives on Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, Sept. 20, and Sept. 21, 2018 Day 1, Session 2: Dissemination: Furthering Social, Political, Economic, and Religious Agendas Ross Barrett Associate Professor of American Art, Boston University “Capital Likenesses: George Washington, the Federal City, and Economic Selfhood in American Portraiture” In “Capital Likenesses: George Washington, the Federal City, and Economic Selfhood in American Portraiture”, Dr. Barrett examines the question “In what ways have cultural imaginings of the revolutionary past and its venturesome heroes worked to underwrite the risk-taking ethos of modern American capitalism?” Here he discusses how portraiture of Washington cast him and his family as guiding figures in investment and management of risky enterprise, and how that air of confidence and credibility was coopted by banks, loan companies, and life insurance companies in the 1800s, through the use of Washington’s likeness.
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21 min 19 sec
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