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American adversaries : West and Copley in a transatlantic world

Author: Emily Ballew Neff; Martin Postle; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: [Houston] : The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, [2013]
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"Illuminating essays and more than two hundred images offer a compelling account of the 18th-century contemporary history painters John Singleton Copley and Benjamin West--America's first global art superstars"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
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Named Person: Benjamin West; John Singleton Copley; John Singleton Copley; Benjamin West
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Ballew Neff; Martin Postle; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 9780300196467 0300196466
OCLC Number: 836557735
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.

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American artists and innovators Benjamin West (1738-1820) and John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) changed the way history was recorded in the 18th century and became America's first global art  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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