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The painter's chair : George Washington and the making of American art, Hugh Howard

Label
The painter's chair : George Washington and the making of American art
Title
The painter's chair
Title remainder
George Washington and the making of American art
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Howard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: An eloquent new look at the beginnings of the American republic-through the portraits of its first icon, George Washington, and the painters who defined him. "I am so hackneyed to the touches of the painter's pencil, that I am now altogether at their beck-no dray moves more readily to the Thill, than I do to the Painters Chair."-George Washington, May 16, 1785. When George Washington was born, the New World had virtually no artists. Over the course of his life and career, a cultural transformation would occur. Virtually everyone regarded Washington as America's indispensable man, and the early painters and sculptors were no exception. Hugh Howard brings to life the founding fathers of American painting, and the elusive Washington himself, through the history of their portraits. We meet Charles Willson Peale, the comrade-in-arms; John Trumbull, the aristocrat; Benjamin West, the mentor; and Gilbert Stuart, the brilliant wastrel and most gifted painter of his day. Howard's narrative traces Washington's interaction with these and other artists, while offering a fresh and intimate portrait of the first president. The Painter's Chair is an engaging narrative of how America's first painters toiled to create an art worthy of the new republic, and of the hero whom they turned into an icon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howard, Hugh
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N7628.W3
LC item number
H42 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • West, Benjamin
  • Trumbull, John
  • Stuart, Gilbert
  • Stuart, Gilbert <Künstler>
  • Washington, George
  • Peale, Charles Willson
  • Washington, George
  • Portrait painting, American
  • Bildnis
  • Bildnismalerei
  • Portrait painting, American
  • USA
Label
The painter's chair : George Washington and the making of American art, Hugh Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-285) and index
Contents
The players -- A Washington timeline -- An accidental gallery -- The first likeness -- The General -- The finest statuary of the world -- Remembering the founding father -- Friends & family: Martha Dandridge Custis Washington -- Tobias Lear -- Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis Lewis -- George Washington "Wash" Parke Custis -- Dr. James Craik -- William Lee -- The Marquis de Lafayette -- The artists: John Smibert -- John Singleton Copley -- Charles Willson Peale -- Colonel John Trumbull -- Benjamin West -- Gilbert Stuart -- Jean-Antoine Houdon -- Edward Savage -- Rembrandt Peale
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 297 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596912441
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028228
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233591858
  • (OCoLC)ocn233591858
Label
The painter's chair : George Washington and the making of American art, Hugh Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-285) and index
Contents
The players -- A Washington timeline -- An accidental gallery -- The first likeness -- The General -- The finest statuary of the world -- Remembering the founding father -- Friends & family: Martha Dandridge Custis Washington -- Tobias Lear -- Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis Lewis -- George Washington "Wash" Parke Custis -- Dr. James Craik -- William Lee -- The Marquis de Lafayette -- The artists: John Smibert -- John Singleton Copley -- Charles Willson Peale -- Colonel John Trumbull -- Benjamin West -- Gilbert Stuart -- Jean-Antoine Houdon -- Edward Savage -- Rembrandt Peale
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 297 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596912441
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028228
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233591858
  • (OCoLC)ocn233591858

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