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A portrait type that appeared with relentless frequency in e

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A portrait type that appeared with relentless frequency in e [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2017, 14:19
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A portrait type that appeared with relentless frequency in eighteenth-century England is the familiar image of a gentleman poised with one hand inside his partially unbuttoned waistcoat. Standard interpretations of this portrait posture offer observations of correspondence—demonstrating either that it mirrors actual social behavior or that it borrows from classical statuary. Such explanations, however, illuminate neither the source of this curious convention nor the reason for its popularity. It is true that in real life the "hand-in" was a common stance for elite men. Still, there were other ways of comporting the body that did not become winning portrait formulas. And even if the "hand-in' portrait does resemble certain classical statues, what accounts for the adoption of this particular pose?


Consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.


Which of the following might provide an explanation for the popularity of hand-in portraits that would satisfy the author of the passage?

❑ An eighteenth-century English etiquette manual discussing the social implications of the "hand-in" stance
❑ A comprehensive catalogue of eighteenth-century English portraits that showed what proportion of portraits depicted gentlemen in the "hand-in" stance
❑ A passage from an eighteenth-century English novel in which a gentleman considers what stance to adopt when his portrait is painted

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Re: A portrait type that appeared with relentless frequency in e [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2017, 07:38
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A bit convoluted short passage, in which the real gist is: Do we have something that could explain more, that shades light about the gesture ??

A and C could be the tool to reasoning that. B is wrong because is out of scope: we do not care about the proportion of the portraits. We need what could be useful to explain the pose.
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Re: A portrait type that appeared with relentless frequency in e [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2017, 08:33
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I don't understand why C is correct. Doesn't it imply the man was unsure whether to do the gesture or not?

I feel like that feeling of being unsure doesn't do much to answer the issue.
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Re: A portrait type that appeared with relentless frequency in e [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2017, 09:24
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Actually, We do not know why this convention, after all, became usual. Moreover, we do not have so many information about this.

C says just this: a passage from the time could shade light and useful insights why this convention was so adopted.

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