Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
Feather fans in sixteenth-century portraiture not only allowed the female sitter to express her own claims to wealth, status, and power but also acted as a visual indicator of changes that were occurring on the global stage. Both fans and sitters will be evaluated through ideas of gender and class.
Svetkey, Charlotte, "Power Dressing: Feather Fans and the Visual Language of Female Portraiture" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.
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