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PERSONAL BRANDING in 18C - GARDEN Conversation Pieces

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Johann Zoffany (1733-1810) Warren Hastings and His Second Wife in Their Garden at Alipore 1784
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, &...
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