1. On 25 and 26 September 2014 twenty-six scholars met at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to share information on the theme of Political Portraiture in the United States and France during the Revolutionary and Federal Eras, ca. 1776-1814, intended to mark the bicentennial of the looting and/or destruction of the U.S. Congress's state portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette at the Capitol during the War of 1812. Of the twenty-two presenters, twenty have agreed to have their presentations posted here.

    The theme for the second day of the conference was "Representative Bodies," which treated with group portraits (and portrait assemblages) that suggest a shared commitment to collective governance, family harmony, or equitable representation within the nation. The second session that day was devoted to "'Patriotism' and the Family Portrait." Melissa Hyde, Professor of Art History at the University of Florida, presented a paper on "Family Matters in French Royal Portraiture."

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  2. On 25 and 26 September 2014 twenty-six scholars met at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to share information on the theme of Political Portraiture in the United States and France during the Revolutionary and Federal Eras, ca. 1776-1814, intended to mark the bicentennial of the looting and/or destruction of the U.S. Congress's state portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette at the Capitol during the War of 1812. Of the twenty-two presenters, twenty have agreed to have their presentations posted here.

    The theme for the second day of the conference was "Representative Bodies," which treated with group portraits (and portrait assemblages) that suggest a shared commitment to collective governance, family harmony, or equitable representation within the nation. The first session that day was devoted to "'Republicanism' and the Politician's Portrait." Gerrit Walczak, Research Assistant in Art History at Technical University Berlin, presented a paper on "Representative Democracy and Popular Insurgency: Collective Portraiture under the National Convention."

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  3. On 25 and 26 September 2014 twenty-six scholars met at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to share information on the theme of Political Portraiture in the United States and France during the Revolutionary and Federal Eras, ca. 1776-1814, intended to mark the bicentennial of the looting and/or destruction of the U.S. Congress's state portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette at the Capitol during the War of 1812. Of the twenty-two presenters, twenty have agreed to have their presentations posted here.

    The theme for the second day of the conference was "Representative Bodies," which treated with group portraits (and portrait assemblages) that suggest a shared commitment to collective governance, family harmony, or equitable representation within the nation. The first session that day was devoted to "'Republicanism' and the Politician's Portrait." Kathryn Calley Galitz, Associate Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented a paper on "Signs of Power: Bonaparte and the Concordat of 1801."

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  4. On 25 and 26 September 2014 twenty-six scholars met at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to share information on the theme of Political Portraiture in the United States and France during the Revolutionary and Federal Eras, ca. 1776-1814, intended to mark the bicentennial of the looting and/or destruction of the U.S. Congress's state portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette at the Capitol during the War of 1812. Of the twenty-two presenters, twenty have agreed to have their presentations posted here.

    The theme for the first day of the conference was "Dialect[ic]s of Diplomacy," which treated with single-person portraits (and portrait pairs) that suggest an individual of high status, extraordinary power, martial strength, or diplomatic duty on behalf of the nation. The third session that day was devoted to "The Portrait as a Diplomatic Gift." Cyril Lécosse, Research and Teaching Assistant in Art History at the Université de Strasbourg, presented a paper on "Rivalries and Dissentions within the Maison de l'Empereur: The Portraitists of Napoleon and the Production of Diplomatic Gifts."

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  5. On 25 and 26 September 2014 twenty-six scholars met at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to share information on the theme of Political Portraiture in the United States and France during the Revolutionary and Federal Eras, ca. 1776-1814, intended to mark the bicentennial of the looting and/or destruction of the U.S. Congress's state portraits of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette at the Capitol during the War of 1812. Of the twenty-two presenters, twenty have agreed to have their presentations posted here.

    The theme for the second day of the conference was "Representative Bodies," which treated with group portraits (and portrait assemblages) that suggest a shared commitment to collective governance, family harmony, or equitable representation within the nation. The first session that day was devoted to "'Republicanism' and the Politician's Portrait." Guillaume Mazeau, Associate Professor of History at the Université de Paris, presented a paper on "The Physionotrace in Europe and North America (1780-1800): A Tool for Visualizing a New Political Culture."

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