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dc.contributor.advisorStone-Ferrier, Linda
dc.contributor.authorGiannino, Denise
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-10T16:26:45Z
dc.date.available2019-05-10T16:26:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-31
dc.date.submitted2017
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:15699
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/27841
dc.description.abstractIn the seventeenth century, the proliferation of Dutch family portraits among the broad middle class was a distinctive facet of artistic production. Within this visual trend, the vast majority of such paintings present the sitters in outdoor environs rather than the domestic sphere. This dissertation focuses on such images and adopts the term “family-landscape portrait” to highlight the hybrid nature of the images that commemorate a particular family within a specific locale. I consider the particularities of seventeenth-century Dutch family-landscape portraiture as a separate pictorial genre and attend to the ways in which these images construct identity and generate meaning, including through the blending of portraiture and landscape conventions. In order to investigate the complex meanings of family-landscape portraits, this dissertation will consider the images from the perspective of the biographical circumstances of the sitters’ lives; contemporary cultural, socioeconomic and political issues that inflect the choice of symbols or locale; and the pictorial traditions from which the images stem. Chapters divided by commonalities in locale reveal that mercantile or professional identities and values resonated strongly with families pictured along a coast. Kin groups portrayed near urban landmarks tended to highlight communal memory and political or civic values as facets of familial ideals. Groups adjacent to ruins displayed a concern with history, familial memory and cultural sophistication. Families depicted on their country estates highlighted communal and professional identities, earned leisure and hospitality as integral to familial identity.
dc.format.extent252 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectArt history
dc.subjectfamily portraits
dc.subjecthybrid
dc.subjectidentity
dc.subjectlandscape
dc.subjectportraiture
dc.subjectseventeenth-century dutch
dc.titleFamilial Identity and Site Specificity: A Study of the Hybrid Genre of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Family-Landscape Portraiture
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberCateforis, David
dc.contributor.cmtememberGoddard, Stephen
dc.contributor.cmtememberHedeman, Anne D
dc.contributor.cmtememberKeel, William
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineHistory of Art
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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