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|Named Person:||Benjamin West; John Singleton Copley|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Emily Ballew Neff; Martin Postle; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
|Notes:||"This catalogue was published to coincide with the exhibition American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from October 6, 2013, to January 5, 2014"--Title page verso.|
|Description:||xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 33 cm|
|Contents:||London: the artists and their arena. Brothers-in-arms? Copley, West, and the Royal Academy / by Martin Postle --
A temple of history painting : West's Newman Street studio and art collection / by Kaylin H. Weber --
Reverberated enjoyment : prints, printmakers, and publishers in late-eighteenth century London / by James Clifton --
North America : West and the middle ground. At the wood's edge : Benjamin West's "The Death of Wolfe" and the middle ground / by Emily Ballew Neff --
Men of the middle ground : the visual culture of native-white diplomacy in eighteenth-century North America / by Janet Catherine Berlo --
Italy : Copley on the grand tour. A remembrance of what we have seen : Copley takes the grand tour / by Emily Ballew Neff --
Benjamin West and Italy / by Christopher Lloyd --
Atlantic and Pacific : Copley and the sea. Like gudgeons to a worm : John Singleton Copley's "Watson and the shark" and the cultures of natural history / by Emily Ballew Neff --
Blacks in the casta paintings of New Spain / by Donna Pierce --
Coda. Laying siege : West, Copley, and the battle of history painting / by Emily Ballew Neff and Kaylin H. Weber --
Turner, West, and the end of contemporary history painting / by Leo Costello.
|Responsibility:||Emily Ballew Neff with Kaylin H. Weber ; with contributions by Janet Catherine Berlo, James Clifton, Leo Costello, Christopher Lloyd, Donna Pierce, and Martin Postle.|
"A page-turner masquerading as a nearly five-pound, lap-sized book, "American Adversaries" explores how the two leading American painters of the pre-Revolutionary War era chose to go to England when