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Cezanne: The Self Portraits (review)

Cezanne: The Self Portraits (review) 07-reviews (Bio 26-3) 9/4/03 8:23 AM Page 475 Reviews 475 became favorite subjects, but were transformed in the process, with Charles becoming an almost Arthurian child-prince, and the Stuarts tragic and depoliticized heroes (along with their ancestors Mary Stuart and Charles I). Eighteenth century historians will value this work because of its tantaliz- ing questions. How did Stuart patronage affect the careers of artists like Cosmo Alexander or Rosalba Carriera? Why and how did Hanoverian kings evolve a startlingly different image of kingship? And why are Stuart portraits still valuable as commercial packaging (for Drambuie, Walker’s shortbread, and Scottish tourism)? Three appendixes provide a complete listing of all Charles Edward Stuart portraits, misidentified portraits, and nineteenth cen- tury works with Jacobite subject matter—a valuable catalog for Jacobite scholars. This is more than biography; it is a substantial contribution to the material culture history of a European court that mustered every effort to regain its throne, and despite exile and failure, became a national and cul- tural symbol—perhaps winning the propaganda war after all? Margaret Sankey Steven Platzman. Cézanne: The Self Portraits. Berkeley: U of California P, 2001. 224 pp. 71 color illus., 110 b/w. ISBN 0-520-23291-7, $50.00. Steven Platzman’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Cezanne: The Self Portraits (review)

Biography , Volume 26 (3) – Oct 30, 2003

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2003 Biographical Research Center.
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07-reviews (Bio 26-3) 9/4/03 8:23 AM Page 475 Reviews 475 became favorite subjects, but were transformed in the process, with Charles becoming an almost Arthurian child-prince, and the Stuarts tragic and depoliticized heroes (along with their ancestors Mary Stuart and Charles I). Eighteenth century historians will value this work because of its tantaliz- ing questions. How did Stuart patronage affect the careers of artists like Cosmo Alexander or Rosalba Carriera? Why and how did Hanoverian kings evolve a startlingly different image of kingship? And why are Stuart portraits still valuable as commercial packaging (for Drambuie, Walker’s shortbread, and Scottish tourism)? Three appendixes provide a complete listing of all Charles Edward Stuart portraits, misidentified portraits, and nineteenth cen- tury works with Jacobite subject matter—a valuable catalog for Jacobite scholars. This is more than biography; it is a substantial contribution to the material culture history of a European court that mustered every effort to regain its throne, and despite exile and failure, became a national and cul- tural symbol—perhaps winning the propaganda war after all? Margaret Sankey Steven Platzman. Cézanne: The Self Portraits. Berkeley: U of California P, 2001. 224 pp. 71 color illus., 110 b/w. ISBN 0-520-23291-7, $50.00. Steven Platzman’s

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