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dc.contributor.authorBruce, Kate
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:49:44Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:49:44Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.otherbruce_kate_e_200712_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/bruce_kate_e_200712_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24364
dc.description.abstractLandscape artist Thomas Addison Richards (1820-1900) completed River Plantation, circa 1855-1860, at a time when America was on the brink of the Civil War (1861-1865). As a present-day viewer, one is left with many questions regarding the artist’s intentions. River Plantation follows the conventions of a picturesque beautiful landscape, and the painting is filled with iconography specific to the South. Set on a verdant plantation, this image depicts slaves spending a leisurely day by the river on the property of the plantation owners, whose columned antebellum home is barely visible from the midst of the grand oaks. Richards’s romantic attention to the landscape, the figures in repose, and the veiled plantation home is noteworthy, and this thesis addresses River Plantation and the artist’s idyllic handling of a pre-war Southern plantation. In addition, a component of this thesis proposes River Plantation’s original title and exhibition history.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectThomas Addison Richards
dc.subjectRiver Plantation
dc.subjectMorris Museum of Art
dc.subjectNational Academy of Design
dc.subjectthe Civil War
dc.subjectpicturesque beautiful landscape
dc.subjectReverend William Gilpin
dc.subjectslaves
dc.subjectantebellum
dc.subjectlive oak tree
dc.subjectriver
dc.subjectSavannah River
dc.subjectHarper\'s New Monthly Magazi
dc.titleAn image of southern repose
dc.title.alternativeintentions and implications of Thomas Addison Richards's River plantation
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentArt
dc.description.majorArt History
dc.description.advisorJanice Simon
dc.description.committeeJanice Simon
dc.description.committeeFrances Van Keuren
dc.description.committeeAsen Kirin


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