Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Susan Rankaitis

Reader 2

Adam Davis

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This paper was an exploration of the history of portraiture and how that history related to the Senior Thesis show of studio art major Rachel Dahl. The focus of the paper is on the nostalgic and commemorative tendencies of portrait art throughout its history--namely the Italian Uomino Famosi of the fifteenth century, paintings commissioned of favorite horses and dogs, the portraits of recently deceased people, and the miniature eye portrait fad in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries--and how these historic examples of portraiture influenced her work.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.