RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 423734337 LA English T1 Thomas Eakins and the uses of history A1 Reason, Akela., Eakins, Thomas,, PB University of Pennsylvania Press PP Philadelphia YR 2010 SN 9780812241983 0812241983 AB "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 past. [book title] is the first book to examine the artist's lifelong fascination with historical themes. [author] delves deeply into unpublished letters, diaries of friends and contemporaries, and period newspapers to offer new insights into this aspect of the artist's career."--Book jacket.