The Furrowed Face: the depiction of the elderly in painting, England and the United States, 1870-1910

  title={The Furrowed Face: the depiction of the elderly in painting, England and the United States, 1870-1910},
  author={M. E. Thompson},
Old age has always evoked diametrically opposed opinions. On the one hand, the elderly are respected, regarded as benevolent repositories of wisdom and comfort; on the other, they are considered as decrepit vestiges of life, who pointlessly linger on, wasting the world for the vibrant and useful. These views were particularly topical in the last decades of the nineteenth/first decade of the twentieth centuries, when there was increasing concern in many countries about the aged and their… 

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