Specimen Boxes and Books of Nature: Titian Peale's Forms of Natural History

Ellery Foutch

Middlebury College

Ellery Foutch is an assistant professor in the American Studies Program at Middlebury College. She received her BA from Wellesley College, an MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania. Recent articles include an exploration of patents for portable magic lantern projectors and illuminated, wearable technologies (for Modernism/modernity), and an analysis of nineteenth-century glass ballot boxes and notions of political transparency (for Common-place). Her current book manuscript investigates fascinations with perfection and its preservation in art and natural history of the nineteenth century.


In “Specimen Boxes and Books of Nature: Titian Peale’s Forms of Natural History,” Ellery Foutch examines Titian Ramsey Peale’s lifelong fascination with depicting butterflies and moths across a range of media, from... [ view full abstract ]


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P68 » Forms of Natural History (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment A)

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