Accomplished in all departments of art--Hammatt Billings of Boston, 1818-1874 (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Accomplished in all departments of art--Hammatt Billings of Boston, 1818-1874

Author: James F O'Gorman
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1998.
Series: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This Book reconstructs the career of Hammatt Billings, one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the nineteenth century. Skilled in a wide range of media, Billings designed furniture, statuary, monuments, architecture, and public and private gardens. He was a painter in both oils and watercolors, a portraitist, and an illustrator whose drawings appeared in the original American editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Hammatt Billings; Hammatt Billings; Hammatt Billings
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James F O'Gorman
ISBN: 1558491481 9781558491489
OCLC Number: 37980987
Description: xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: "A Rare Man" --
"Unrivalled Skill in This Branch of Art": Book Illustration --
"The Power of the Pencil Adds Much to the Power of the Pen": Evangeline, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Little Women --
"His Pencil Has Been in Constant Demand": Periodical Illustration --
"Draws So Many Things So Well": Graphic and Other Art --
"Has Shown Himself a Master": Architecture --
"A Rare Achievement of Architectural Skill": College Hall, Wellesley --
"Some Lasting Memento of Their Worth": Monuments --
"Well Calculated to Promote Fraternal Feeling": The National Monument to the Forefathers --
"From the Pencil of Billings": Festivals, Fireworks, and Furniture --
Billings's Books --
A Billings Bookshelf --
Billings's Buildings.
Series Title: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Responsibility: James F. O'Gorman.

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