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Veness, Alexander, Bird, Nicky (ed.), University of Northumbria (2005) Unknown Sitter. Unknown Sitter

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Alex Veness speculates about one woman's motives for having her portrait taken, and for whom the portrait was intended. His enquiry introduces questions about the role of sentiment and emotion in the interpretation of portraiture. Perhaps all portraits had sentimental meaning for some viewer, which is now lost - or is it? As temporally distant and impersonal viewers, can we respond sentimentally to the portrait?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: An AHRC-funded project coordinated by Nicky Bird in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, London.
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Keywords: portraiture, nostalgia, memory, photography
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Art
ePrint ID: 39369
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:24
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39369

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