Histories of the self : Anne-Lois Girodet and the Trioson portrait series
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Between 1797 and 1804, the French artist Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson produced a series of portraits depicting a young boy, the son of the artist’s mentor Benoît-François Trioson. The paintings chart the development of a single boy, but they also reference contemporaneous scientific and philosophical discourses that share the paintings’ preoccupation with temporality. By considering the Trioson portrait series in relation to these discourses, I argue that they compel us to think more expansively about the durational nature of selfhood and history at the end of the eighteenth-century.
O'Rourke , S 2019 , ' Histories of the self : Anne-Lois Girodet and the Trioson portrait series ' Eighteenth-Century Studies , vol. 52 , no. 2 , pp. 201-223 . DOI: 10.1353/ecs.2019.0007
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