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

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Abstract

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?

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Submitted date: February 2005
Published date: March 2005
Additional Information: An AHRC-funded project coordinated by Nicky Bird in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Keywords: portraiture, nostalgia, memory, photography

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Local EPrints ID: 39369
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39369
PURE UUID: 3075771b-9e67-4861-9425-d94d72652acc

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Date deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:37

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Author: Alexander Veness
Editor: Nicky Bird

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