ALBERT TEN EYCK; FELD, STUART P. GARDNER's American paintings: A catalogue of the collection of the PDF

By ALBERT TEN EYCK; FELD, STUART P. GARDNER

ISBN-10: 0300195613

ISBN-13: 9780300195613

This can be the 1st unique catalogue that has been released of the Museums American work. as a result of the dimension of the gathering, simply oil work through artists born through 1875—about part the collection—are integrated. runs 3 volumes the current quantity includes the paintings of painters born by means of 1815.

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These classic elements are all composed to make a correct and grandiose if trite scheme. A comparison of our painting with a copy of the engraving shows how closely and correctly Copley followed the print, and where he used his own ideas to modify the picture. The sea horses' heads, for instance, look blocky and strange in the painting, but this is the result of his having copied the forms exactly as the engraver showed them. On the other hand, Copley supplied a horizon line and left out one or two touches that were unclear irl John Singleton Copley the engraving.

Pratt, New York during the 177o's, can be taken as a prototype (1917), no. r, calls it unmistakably the work for the later pictures, and, together with Cad- of Pratt, although acquired by H. L. Pratt as a wallader Colden's full-length, forms perhaps Copley IIT. Bolton and H. L. Binsse, The Antithe best key to Pratt's general technique of quarian, XVII (Sept. 1931), pp. " The painterly painted about 1772 I I A. Burroughs, Limners treatment and softness of effect that charac- and Likenesses (1936), p.

Oil on canvas, 49Ys x 39~ in. REFERENCES: A. T. Perkins, John Singleton Copley ( I873), p. 37, says this painting was then owned by Mrs. Bowers's granddaughter, Miss Mary Danforth, Boston I I F. W. Bayley, The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley (I9I5), p. 63 I I B. Burroughs, Met. Mus. , xi (1916), p. 21 I/ Met. Mus. , XI (I9I6), p. 76, says it was based on an engraving by McArdell after Reynolds's portrait of Lady Caroline Russell I I W. Salisbury, The Antiquarian, xn (1929), pp. , admires it for its "natural posing of the head and hands" I I Connoisseur, LXXXV ( I93o), p.

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