Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2005

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Addeo, Deborah, “The New York City Hall Portrait Collection: 1790–1830” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Balducci, Temma, “Jean Byraud and the Politics of the Parisian Boulevard in the Early Third Republic” (Kansas, M. Kessler)

Baxter Bell, Adrienne, “George Inness: Painting Philosophy” (Columbia, D. Rosand, B. Novak)

Bingaman, Amy, “I Cannot Paint You but I Love You: Portraiture and the Pre-Raphaelite Search for the Ideal; Elizabeth Siddall, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Jane Burden, and William Morris” (Chicago, E. Helsinger, L. Berlant, R. Heller)

Brunson, James, “‘the Moor's Last Sigh’: Boabdil and the Black Image in American Orientalism, 1816–1893” (Chicago, W. J. T. Mitchell, D. English, B. Brown)

Chung, Yeon Shim, “Ultra-Sauvage, Ultra-Moderne: Paul Gauguin's Ceramics and Sculpture” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Coleman, David Lawrence, “Pleasant Fictions: Henry Peach Robinson's Composition Photography” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth)

Davis, Meredith, “Fool's Gold: American Trompe l'Oeil and the Gilded Age” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Ferguson, Sharon, “Sawrey Gilpin, R.A. (1733–1807): British Animal Painting in the Age of Sentiment” (IFA/NYU, R. Rosenblum)

Freund, Amy, “Revolutionary Likenesses: Portraiture and Politics in France, 1789–1804” (UC Berkeley, D. Grigsby)

Greene, Vivien, “Italian Divisionism in the 1890s: The Forging of a Modern Identity” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Gwinn, Mary S., “Reading as Revelation: Odilon Redon's Three Lithographic Albums on Gustave Flaubert's Novel The Temptation of St. Antony” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Hanson, Debra, “Thomas Eakins's Home Scenes of the 1870s” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Hernandez, Ray, “Reframing Viceregal Painting in Nineteenth-Century Mexico: Politics, the Academy of San Carlos, and Colonial Art History” (Chicago, T. Cummins, S. Widdifield, M. Ward)

Jarman, Baird Eustis, “Galahad in the Gilded Age: Edwin Austin Abbey's ‘the Quest of the Holy Grail’ and the Campaign for Civic Virtue” (Yale, J. Prown)

Lemmey, Karen, “Henry Kirke Brown and the Development of American Public Sculpture in New York City, 1846–1876” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Lindheim, Rachel, “Re-presenting Sappho: The Classical Tradition in Nineteenth-Century French Painting” (Chicago, M. Ward, J. Snyder, J. Goldstein)

Marshall, Darlene, “The Character of the Home: The Domestic Interior in American Painting, 1862–1893” (Penn State, S. Rich, C. Zabel)

McColgan, Denise Sarah, “The Sacred Spring of Nature: Gustav Klimt's Landscape Paintings and Nietzschean Tragic Vision” (Yale, C. Wood)

McCurdy, Melinda, “History and Human Experience in the Art of David Wilkie, 1806–1835” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

Murphy, Kevin M., “The Economics of Style: The Business Practices of American Artists and the Structure of the Market, 1850–1910” (UC Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson)

Nedd, Andrew, “Defending Russia: Russian History and Pictorial Narratives of the ‘Patriotic War,’ 1812–1912” (USC, J. Bowlt)

Orcutt, Kimberly, “‘Revising History’: Creating a Canon of American Art at the Centennial Exhibition” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Paradis, Holly, “Sacred and Secular Images of Monasticism, Sainthood and Martyrdom in the Art of Edouard Manet” (Pittsburgh, A. Sheon)

Parkinson, Kamilla, T., “Philip John Bainbrigge” (1817–1881) and the ‘Group of 1838’” (Queen's University, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Peters, Emily J., “Den gheheelen loop des weerelts” (The Whole Course of the World): Printed Processions and the Theater of Identity in Antwerp during the Dutch Revolt” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Pierre, Caterina, “‘Genius Has No Sex’: The Sculpture of Adèle d'Affry, the Duchess Castiglione Colonna, a.k.a. Marcello (1836–1879)” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Potvin, John, “‘the New Chivalry’: Representation of Male Bodies, Labour, Sexuality and Domestic Ideology in British Aestheticism” (Queen's University, Kingston, J. Helland)

Young, Marnin, “After Courbet: Realism and the Specter of History, 1871–1889” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Zehnder, Amanda, “Conversations with the Other: Episodes and Intersections in the Careers of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas” (Bryn Mawr, S. Z. Levine)