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The American school : artists and status in the late-colonial and early national era

Author: Susan Rather
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Series: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This fascinating book is the first comprehensive art-historical study of what it meant to be an American artist in the 18th- and early 19th-century transatlantic world. Susan Rather examines the status of artists from different geographical, professional, and material perspectives, and delves into topics such as portrait painting in Boston and London; the trade of art in Philadelphia and New York; the negotiability  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Rather
ISBN: 9780300214611 0300214618
OCLC Number: 910504269
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 308 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1: Three perspectives on the 1760s. Portrait painting and status in Boston and London ; The trade of art in Philadelphia and New York ; The American School, Italy and London --
Part 2: The Early Republic. Painters in print ; Contrary Stuart ; The American west --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Responsibility: Susan Rather.
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"This is as handsome and well-produced a volume as we can expect from Yale, and a vital addition to the canon of American art history."-Loyd Grossman, Burlington -- Loyd Grossman * Burlington * Read more...

 
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