As one of the first books to address portraits of early modern women as a discrete subject, Women and Portraits in Early Modern Europe explores possibilities of agency and identity for women in history and, with particular attention to gender, as categories of analysis for portraits of women. Its nine original essays on Italy, the Low Countries, Germany, France, and England deepen the usefulness of these analytical tools for portraiture.
Andrea Pearson, editor. Women and Portraits in Early Modern Europe: Gender, Agency, Identity. Series: “Women and Gender in the Early Modern World,” ed. Allyson M. Poska and Abby Zanger. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.
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