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Thomas Eakins and the uses of history

Author: Akela Reason; Thomas Eakins
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was one of America's foremost painters and a highly respected sculptor, photographer, and fine arts teacher. He is often celebrated for his realist depictions of contemporary life in late nineteenth-century Philadelphia. Yet, in addition to his iconic paintings of rowers, doctors, and wrestlers, he completed a number of works that reflected his deep and abiding interest in the historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akela Reason; Thomas Eakins
ISBN: 9780812241983 0812241983
OCLC Number: 423734337
Description: x, 231 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: William Rush and the history of art --
Thomas Eakins and the colonial revival --
Reenacting the antique --
Behold the man : Eakins's Crucifixion --
Collaboration and commemoration in public sculpture --
Conclusion. Rush revisited : Eakins as old master.
Responsibility: Akela Reason.

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The first book-length study to explore the Philadelphia realist artist's lifelong fascination with historical themes, this examination of Eakins reveals that he envisioned his artistic legacy in  Read more...

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