• Branding in 18C England - Garden Conversation Pieces

    11 days ago - By It's About Time

    Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) The Earl of Aldborough Reviewing Volunteers at Belan House, County Kildare, by Francis Wheatley, Ireland, 1782
    Since the mid-20C, personal branding or self-packaging has described a burgeoning process of attempting to establish a prescribed image or impression in the minds of others about an individual or a family. With no instant & far-reaching social media or digitally-aided forms of disclosure in the 18C, that wasn't so easy. But that kind of perception could be reinforced through Conversation Piece portraits. Pioneered by William Hogarth (1697-1764) &...
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  • Branding in 18C England - Garden Conversation Pieces

    Branding in 18C England - Garden Conversation Pieces

    11 days ago - By It's About Time

    Arthur William Devis II (1762-1822) The Hon. William Monson and His Wife, Ann Debonnaire
    Since the mid-20C, personal branding or self-packaging has described a burgeoning process of attempting to establish a prescribed image or impression in the minds of others about an individual or a family. With no instant & far-reaching social media or digitally-aided forms of disclosure in the 18C, that wasn't so easy. But that kind of perception could be reinforced through Conversation Piece portraits. Pioneered by William Hogarth (1697-1764) & Philip Mercier (1689-1760) in the early 18C, & continued...
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  • Branding in 18C England - Garden Conversation Pieces

    Branding in 18C England - Garden Conversation Pieces

    11 days ago - By It's About Time

    Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) The Browne Family at the Garden Lake
    Since the mid-20C, personal branding or self-packaging has described a burgeoning process of attempting to establish a prescribed image or impression in the minds of others about an individual or a family. With no instant & far-reaching social media or digitally-aided forms of disclosure in the 18C, that wasn't so easy. But that kind of perception could be reinforced through Conversation Piece portraits. Pioneered by William Hogarth (1697-1764) & Philip Mercier (1689-1760) in the early 18C, & continued by Arthur Devis...
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