Empress Eugénie and the Arts: Politics and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Art - 348 pages
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Reconstructing Empress Eugénie's position as private collector and public patron, this study is the first to examine Eugénie (1826-1920) in these roles. Her patronage and collecting is considered within the context of her political roles in the development of France's institutions and international relations. The book also examines representations of the empress, and the artistic transformation of a Hispanic woman into a leading figure in French politics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Ornament of the Throne
77
Collecting Practices
149
International Diplomacy and transnationalism
227
Family Memory and Dynastic Nostalgia
269
Epilogue
319
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Alison McQueen is Professor of Art History at McMaster University. She is author of The Rise of the Cult of Rembrandt: Reinventing an Old Master in Nineteenth-Century France (2003).

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