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Angels & tomboys : girlhood in nineteenth-century American art

Author: Holly Pyne Connor; Newark Museum.; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Publisher: Newark, N.J. : Newark Museum ; San Francisco : Pomegranate Communications, ©2012.
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"Explores the myriad ways artists portrayed young girls, from the sentimental, innocent stereotype to the freespirited individual. Works by John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins, together with those by leading women artists, such as Cecilia Beaux and Mary Cassatt, reveal a new, provocative psychological element not found in early Victorian portraiture, while the mischievous tomboys in Lilly Martin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Pyne Connor; Newark Museum.; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
ISBN: 9780764963292 0764963295
OCLC Number: 785867998
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 12, 2012-Jan. 7, 2013 at the Newark Museum; Feb. 16-May 26, 2013 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; and June 28-Sept. 30, 2013 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Description: 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The flowering of girlhood narratives, 1850-1870 / Holly Pyne Connor --
Angel children: defining nineteenth-century girlhood / Holly Pyne Connor --
Family matters: artists and their model girls / Barbara Dayer Gallati --
Making mischief: tomboys acting up and out of bounds / Sarah Burns --
Roses in bloom: American images of adolescent girlhood / Lauren Lessing.
Other Titles: Angels and tomboys
Responsibility: Holly Pyne Connor ; with contributions by Sarah Burns, Barbara Dayer Gallati, Lauren Lessing.

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"Explores the myriad ways artists portrayed young girls, from the sentimental, innocent stereotype to the freespirited individual. Works by John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins, together with those by leading women artists, such as Cecilia Beaux and Mary Cassatt, reveal a new, provocative psychological element not found in early Victorian portraiture, while the mischievous tomboys in Lilly Martin Spencer's paintings and the pure angels in the works of Abbot Handerson Thayer underscore the complexity of girlhood--and of representing that evanescent phase. Essays ... consider the historical, social, and literary contexts of the artworks, drawing on sources as varied as etiquette books, poems, censuses, and the histories of medicine and economics. With more than 130 illustrations--including paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs ..."--Publisher description.
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