31 minutes | Jan 15th 2021

Alba Campo Rosillo | G. P. A. Healy's Portraits of the President

When U.S. artist George Peter Alexander Healy (1913-1894) painted the portrait of James Polk for the first time in 1846, the sitter was the President of the United States and residing at the White House. By the time that Healy painted Polk again in 1858, the President had already died. Alba Campo Rosillo discusses the portraits' differences in terms of format and purpose, and elaborates on the economic and political issues to which the paintings subtly refer.
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