The Resource Harriet Hosmer : a cultural biography, Kate Culkin

Harriet Hosmer : a cultural biography, Kate Culkin

Label
Harriet Hosmer : a cultural biography
Title
Harriet Hosmer
Title remainder
a cultural biography
Statement of responsibility
Kate Culkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908) was celebrated as one of the country's most respected artists, credited with opening the field of sculpture to women and cited as a model of female ability and American refinement. In this biographical study, Kate Culkin explores Hosmer's life and work and places her in the context of a notable group of expatriate writers and artists who gathered in Rome in the mid-nineteenth century
  • In 1852 Hosmer moved from Boston to Rome, where she shared a house with actress Charlotte Cushman and soon formed close friendships with such prominent expatriates as Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and fellow sculptors John Gibson, Emma Stebbins, and William Wetmore Story. References to Hosmer or characters inspired by her appear in the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Kate Field among others
  • Culkin argues that Hosmer's success was made possible by her extensive network of supporters, including her famous friends, boosters of American gentility, and women's rights advocates. This unlikely coalition, along with her talent, ambition, and careful maintenance of her public profile, ultimately brought her great acclaim. Culkin also addresses Hosmer's critique of women's position in nineteenth-century culture through her sculpture, women's rights advocates' use of high art to promote their cause, the role Hosmer's relationships with women played in her life and success, and the complex position a female artist occupied within a country increasingly interested in proving its gentility. --Book Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Culkin, Kate
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NB237.H6
LC item number
C85 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue
  • Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue
  • Sculptors
  • Women sculptors
  • Expatriate sculptors
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Expatriate sculptors
  • Sculptors
  • Women sculptors
  • Italy
  • United States
Label
Harriet Hosmer : a cultural biography, Kate Culkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 219 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781558498389
Isbn Type
(library cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037297
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)632133164
  • (OCoLC)ocn632133164
Label
Harriet Hosmer : a cultural biography, Kate Culkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 219 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781558498389
Isbn Type
(library cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037297
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)632133164
  • (OCoLC)ocn632133164

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