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ISBN: 0917046781Издательство: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Год издания: 2005
Book DescriptionDrawn entirely from the collection of James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin of Austin, Texas--one of the largest holdings of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American paintings still in private hands--Capturing Beauty showcases thirty Impressionist and Realist oils, watercolors, and pastels and two sculptures by some of the nation's leading artists. Appealing Impressionist works by Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, and John Singer Sargent join forces with powerful Realist pictures by George Bellows, Winslow Homer, and Robert Henri. Unexpected gems--a seductive sketch by William Merritt Chase, a subtle seascape by James McNeill Whistler, an evocative interior by William McGregor Paxton--add luster to the collection. Two-thirds of the pictures on view were painted in the United States. Expatriate Americans working in France, Spain, and Italy created the rest. In 1916, two years before he created the most recent work featured in the show, Robert Henri wrote to his...