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The Resource Portrait of a woman in silk : hidden histories of the British Atlantic world, Zara Anishanslin

Portrait of a woman in silk : hidden histories of the British Atlantic world, Zara Anishanslin

Label
Portrait of a woman in silk : hidden histories of the British Atlantic world
Title
Portrait of a woman in silk
Title remainder
hidden histories of the British Atlantic world
Statement of responsibility
Zara Anishanslin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labor and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of four identifiable people who produced, wore, and represented this object: a London weaver, one of early modern Britain's few women silk designers, a Philadelphia merchant's wife, and a New England painter. Blending macro and micro history with nuanced gender analysis, Anishanslin shows how making, buying, and using goods in the British Atlantic created an object-based community that tied its inhabitants together, while also allowing for different views of the Empire. Investigating a range of subjects including self-fashioning, identity, natural history, politics, and trade, Anishanslin makes major contributions both to the study of material culture and to our ongoing conversation about how to write history
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anishanslin, Zara
Dewey number
970.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HF3093
  • E18.82
LC item number
  • .A55 2016
  • .A55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Garthwaite, Anna Maria
  • Julins, Simon
  • Willing, Anne Shippen
  • Feke, Robert
  • Feke, Robert
  • Garthwaite, Anna Maria
  • Willing, Anne Shippen
  • Weaving
  • Silk
  • Painting, American
  • Clothing and dress
  • British
  • Material culture
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • America
  • United States
  • Atlantic Ocean Region
  • Clothing and dress
  • Commerce
  • Economic history
  • Material culture
  • Painting, American
  • Silk
  • Weaving
  • America
  • Atlantic Ocean Region
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • New England
  • United States
Label
Portrait of a woman in silk : hidden histories of the British Atlantic world, Zara Anishanslin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-401) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Atlantic world in a portrait -- "Our incomparable countrywoman": Anna Maria Garthwaite, silk designer. Anna Maria Garthwaite, 1688-1763 -- The clergyman's daughter with a designer's imagination: British landscapes, natural history networks, and the artistry of Anna Maria Garthwaite -- "An English and even a female hand": Anglo-French rivalry and the gendered politics of flowered silk -- Designing the botanical landscape of empire: "curious" plants, "Indian" textiles, and colonial consumers -- "An inventive and pushing genius": Simon Julins, master weaver. Simon Julins, c. 1686/8-1778 -- Industry, idleness, and protest: the Spitalfields weaver as guild member and cultural symbol -- "Boys and girls and all": male consumers, female producers, and colonial sericulture -- "Mrs. Mayoress": Anne Shippen Willing, wearer. Anne Shippen Willing, 1710-1791 -- "As I am an American": performing colonial merchant power -- Hanging the portrait: the colonial merchant's townhouse -- Emulating colonists: scandal, regality, and sister portraits -- "Tolerably well by the force of genius": Robert Feke, painter. Robert Feke, c. 1707-c. 1751 -- The Bermuda Group in Newport: George Berkeley and Feke's painterly craft -- Painting New Eden in New England: Massachusetts merchants, Milton, and violent refinement -- "'Tis said the arts delight to travel westward": Newport merchants, Redwood Library, and the rise of arts and learning -- Death and rebirth. 1763: Unraveling empire -- Coda: 1791
Control code
ocn926820725
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780300234237
Lccn
2015955526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Portrait of a woman in silk : hidden histories of the British Atlantic world, Zara Anishanslin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-401) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Atlantic world in a portrait -- "Our incomparable countrywoman": Anna Maria Garthwaite, silk designer. Anna Maria Garthwaite, 1688-1763 -- The clergyman's daughter with a designer's imagination: British landscapes, natural history networks, and the artistry of Anna Maria Garthwaite -- "An English and even a female hand": Anglo-French rivalry and the gendered politics of flowered silk -- Designing the botanical landscape of empire: "curious" plants, "Indian" textiles, and colonial consumers -- "An inventive and pushing genius": Simon Julins, master weaver. Simon Julins, c. 1686/8-1778 -- Industry, idleness, and protest: the Spitalfields weaver as guild member and cultural symbol -- "Boys and girls and all": male consumers, female producers, and colonial sericulture -- "Mrs. Mayoress": Anne Shippen Willing, wearer. Anne Shippen Willing, 1710-1791 -- "As I am an American": performing colonial merchant power -- Hanging the portrait: the colonial merchant's townhouse -- Emulating colonists: scandal, regality, and sister portraits -- "Tolerably well by the force of genius": Robert Feke, painter. Robert Feke, c. 1707-c. 1751 -- The Bermuda Group in Newport: George Berkeley and Feke's painterly craft -- Painting New Eden in New England: Massachusetts merchants, Milton, and violent refinement -- "'Tis said the arts delight to travel westward": Newport merchants, Redwood Library, and the rise of arts and learning -- Death and rebirth. 1763: Unraveling empire -- Coda: 1791
Control code
ocn926820725
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780300234237
Lccn
2015955526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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