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American Art during the 1700s- early 1800s

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During the 1700s to early 1800s, art was an important form of expression. It show cased whether a person had money and notoriety or if they were part of the lower class. People's egos were very much important. Everyone wanted to be a part of the upper class. They would pay an absurd amount of money to have a portrait done of them. Paintings also progressed from being disproportionate portraits to very intricate depictions of mythological creatures and fancy ceramics in a short amount of years. Many of these pieces are still in good shape today, telling us a lot about this time period.

Salt Cellar

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thomas Lowndes (1766-1843), (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Picture

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chair

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Cope Hood

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fan

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Writing Box

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Amelia Heiskell Lauck (Mrs. Peter Lauck) (1760-1842), (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Eros, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums