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Third-Party Politics: Britain, France, and America in an Age of Revolution
April 9, 2009 - June 28, 2009
Center Gallery
"Snuff Box", 1790 by Unknown Artist, eighteenth century, watercolor on mother-of-pearl set in fruitwood, Gift of the Misses Harriet Sarah and Mary Sophia Walker, 1904.78

This exhibition illuminates the thorny political climate of the late eighteenth century in Europe and in the nascent United States. An array of cultural materials highlights the competing rhetorical and iconographic strategies deployed by radical republicans and conservative opponents during this period of revolution. This exhibition is the culminating effort of a student independent study project supported by Museum staff and faculty in the departments of history and romance languages.

"John Wilkes" by William Hogarth, English, 1697-1764, engraving, Loaned by Albert E. Stone, Jr., 74.1991.a