The Resource The genius of Gilbert Stuart, Dorinda Evans

The genius of Gilbert Stuart, Dorinda Evans

Label
The genius of Gilbert Stuart
Title
The genius of Gilbert Stuart
Statement of responsibility
Dorinda Evans
Title variation
Gilbert Stuart
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gilbert Stuart was probably the most gifted American portraitist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He is best known for his "Athenaeum" portrait of George Washington, which is today a national icon. In this book, Dorinda Evans combines a wealth of original insights with revealing new documentation to present a long-needed, scholarly treatment of Stuart's life and influential work." "In assessing Stuart's artistic importance, Evans argues that his 1796 "Athenaeum" portrait of Washington - the most recognized likeness of the president - was a landmark in the expression of contemporary ideas about moral strength. More generally, she shows that Stuart's painting reflected a genius for interpreting the sitter's personality and a growing awareness of painting's public role in conveying uplifting messages about social dignity and virtue. She challenges the view that his later paintings show a decline, revealing many as concerned with expressing the human soul in a fresh and naturalistic way." "Evans also explores Stuart's private life, discounting recent portrayals of him as an outcast and a confidence trickster. She concludes that his notoriously erratic behavior, which veered from prolonged lethargy to reckless activity and extravagance, was a sign of manic-depressive illness. Evans gathers information about Stuart from a wide variety of previously untapped sources, including unpublished interviews with the artist that shed new light on controversies over his portraits of Washington and Thomas Jefferson."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Dorinda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1329.S7
LC item number
E94 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1755-1828
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stuart, Gilbert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stuart, Gilbert
  • Stuart, Gilbert
  • Stuart, Gilbert
  • Stuart, Gilbert
  • Stuart, Gilbert
  • Stuart, Gilbert
  • Stuart, Gilbert (Künstler)
  • Portrait painters
  • Portraitistes
  • Portrait painters
  • Portretkunst
  • Schilderijen
  • Peinture de portraits
  • Portraitistes
  • United States
Label
The genius of Gilbert Stuart, Dorinda Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Formation of an Artist -- 2. The English School -- 3. A Reputation for Likeness -- 4. The Portrait of Washington -- 5. The Years in Philadelphia -- 6. Painting the Intrinsic
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 177 pages
Isbn
9780691059457
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
98030706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39659747
  • (OCoLC)ocm39659747
Label
The genius of Gilbert Stuart, Dorinda Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Formation of an Artist -- 2. The English School -- 3. A Reputation for Likeness -- 4. The Portrait of Washington -- 5. The Years in Philadelphia -- 6. Painting the Intrinsic
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 177 pages
Isbn
9780691059457
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
98030706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39659747
  • (OCoLC)ocm39659747

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