‘But the Coat is the Picture’: Issues of masculine fashioning, politics and sexual identity in portraiture in England c. 1890-1905

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Stephenson, A. 2017. ‘But the Coat is the Picture’: Issues of masculine fashioning, politics and sexual identity in portraiture in England c. 1890-1905. in: De Young, Justine (ed.) Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body 1775-1925 Aldershot I.B. Taurus 2017. pp. 178-206
AuthorsStephenson, A.
EditorsDe Young, Justine
Abstract

This article addresses the signification of masculine dress in the work of John Singer Sargent and other contemporary artists in 1890s to 1910s arguing for the particular relevance of the overcoat as a means of signalling a radical aesthetic, political or decadent stance.

KeywordsFashion and signification; John Singer Sargent; Overcoat
Book titleFashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body 1775-1925
Page range178-206
Year2017
PublisherI.B. Taurus 2017
Publication dates
Print29 Jun 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Feb 2018
Place of publicationAldershot
ISBN9781784534622
Web address (URL)http://www.ibtauris.com/Books/The-arts/History-of-art--art--design-styles/Fashion-in-European-Art-Dress-and-Identity-Politics-and-the-Body-17751925?menuitem={84B9117E-0645
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