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British and American Grand Manner Portraits of the 1700s

looks at works in the "Grand Manner" or "Great Style." The terms are used to describe paintings that used visual metaphors. The Grand Manner came to include portraiture—especially at full length and in life size—accompanied by settings and accessories that conveyed the dignified status of the sitters. Classical architecture, for instance, signified one's civilized demeanor, and whole woodland glens implied natural sincerity. (National Gallery of Art)

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John Hoppner, British, 1758 - 1810.  'The Frankland Sisters,' 1795, oil on canvas, 155 x 125 cm (61 x 49 1/4 in.)  Andrew W. Mellon Collection -- 1937.1.111

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