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Author Engel, Emily A., 1978- author.

Title Pictured politics : visualizing colonial history in South American portrait collections / Emily Engel.

Publication Info. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2020.

Item Status

Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 173 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Art and authority in late colonial South American portraiture -- New pictorial practices : early official portraits in viceregal Peru -- Visualizing empire's history : royal portraits in the Iberoamerican world -- Picturing viceregal authority in the Lima city council -- Municipal collecting : viceregal portraits in Bogotá and Buenos Aires -- Portrayal in a time of transition : early nineteenth-century portraits -- Epilogue: The afterlife of official portraits.
Summary "Examines official portrait collections in three prominent museums in three South American capitals--Lima, Buenos Aires, and Bogotá--to consider how works of art were active components in the construction of Ibero-American colonial histories and political relationships over nearly four hundred years until the wars of independence commenced in the region. Engel not only considers the images themselves for whom/what they depict but also contextualizes them by uncovering the histories of how these portraits were made (and by whom), as well as how they were displayed in certain spaces for specific reasons over time"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Portraits -- Political aspects -- South America -- History.
South America.
Art, South American -- 18th century.
Art, South American.
Chronological Term 18th century
Subject Art, South American -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 19th century
Subject Portraits -- South America -- History -- 18th century.
Portraits -- South America -- History -- 19th century.
Politics in art.
Politics in art.
South America -- Biography -- Portraits.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Chronological Term 1700-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version : Engel, Emily A., 1978- Pictured politics. First edition. Austin : University of Texas Press, [2020] 9781477320594 (DLC) 2019030126 (OCoLC)1114280895
ISBN 1477320601
9781477320600 (electronic book)
9781477320594 hardcover