List of illustrations

  • Death of Jane McCrea
  • Marius Amid the Ruins of Carthage
  • Ariadne Asleep on the Isle of Naxos
  • Sleeping Venus
  • The Wedding of Ariadne and Bacchus
  • Oath of the Horatii
  • Ariadne Asleep on the Isle of Naxos (study of head and torso)
  • Danäe and the Shower of Gold
  • Danäe
  • Birth of Venus
  • Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos
  • William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River
  • Greek Slave
  • The Greek Slave on View in the Dusseldorf Gallery
  • Jupiter and Thetis
  • Bacchus and Ariadne
  • Bacchus and Ariadne
  • The Son Punished
  • Country Wedding, Bishop White Officiating
  • Pocahontas
  • Engraving from Theodor de Bry's America
  • Discovery of America: Vespucci Landing in America
  • The Death of General Wolfe
  • Entombment of Atala
  • Engraving from Theodor de Bry's Edition of A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
  • Indian Widow
  • Personification of America
  • Diplomatic Medal
  • America (from the Four Continents series)
  • Landing of Columbus
  • Andrew Jackson
  • The Female Combatants
  • The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught
  • Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap
  • County Election
  • Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (French Trader and Half-Breed Son)
  • Raftsmen Playing Cards
  • Voyage of Life: Manhood
  • Landscape with Dead Tree
  • Emigration of Daniel Boone and His Family
  • Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
  • Daniel Boone and His Cabin on the Great Osage Lake
  • Kindred Spirits
  • Concealed Enemy
  • Henry Clay
  • Flight into Egypt
  • Joseph Henry Byington Family Near Calls Fort, Utah
  • Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus
  • Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia
  • On to Liberty
  • The Rescue Group
  • View of Schroon Mountain, Essex County, New York, After a Storm
  • George Washington
  • The Death Struggle
  • An Unexpected Ride
  • Wood Boat
  • Squatters
  • Tussel with a Bear
  • Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter by the Indians
  • Daniel Boone
  • Blue Hole, Little Miami River
  • Eel Spearing at Setauket
  • Robert S. Duncanson
  • View of Cincinnati, Ohio, from Covington, Kentucky
  • On the St. Anne's, East Canada
  • Landscape with Rainbow
  • Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
  • Land of Cockaigne (The Fool's Paradise)
  • Drunkard's Plight
  • Land of the Lotos Eaters
  • The Andes of Ecuador
  • The Heart of the Andes
  • Columbus Builds a Fortress
  • Miscegenation Ball
  • Farmers Nooning
  • Waking Up
  • Fishing Party on Long Island Sound, Off New Rochelle
  • Scene on the Mississippi
  • The Freedman's Bureau! An Agency to Keep the Negro in Idleness at the Expense of the White Man
  • Ellen's Isle
  • Lake George
  • Loch Long
  • Close # 118, High Street, Glasgow
  • Moses Speese Family near Westerville, Custer County, Nebraska
  • Uncle Tom and Little Eva
  • This Little Pig Went to Market
  • Domestic Happiness
  • Rev. John Atwood and His Family
  • Shake Hands?
  • Kiss Me and You'll Kiss the 'Lasses
  • The Milkmaid
  • Mother and Child
  • A Sleeping Maid and Her Mistress
  • Alas, Poor Yorick!
  • Reading the Legend
  • Peeling Onions
  • Girl Chopping Onions
  • Young Husband: First Marketing
  • Panic of 1869
  • Fi! Fo! Fum!
  • The Artist and Her Family at a Fourth of July Picnic: A Day to Remember
  • Fruit of Temptation
  • War Spirit at Home (Celebrating the Victory at Vicksburg)
  • War News from Mexico
  • Choose Between
  • Truth Unveiling Falsehood
  • Self-Portrait
  • Resting in the Woods (Girl Under a Tree)
  • Watching the Woodpecker
  • Art Versus Law
  • Feeding Time
  • Artists Gathered in Worthington Whittredge's tenth Street Studio
  • Red Riding Hood
  • The Woman Who Dared (Caricature of Susan B. Anthony)
  • Making a Train
  • Bootblack with Rose
  • A Match Seller
  • Mother's Clothes
  • Cupid and Venus
  • Study of a St. John the Baptist
  • Birdie
  • Young Girl in a New York Garden
  • Alice Liddell as "The Beggar Maid"
  • Emma Cook, Admitted to Dr. Bernardo's Home, July 5, 1887
  • Frank Leslie's Illustrated Historical Register of the Centennial Exposition
  • Fight or Buy Bonds
  • Liberty Leading the People
  • Mariana in the Moated Grange
  • Arnolfini Wedding Portrait
  • Young Woman Standing Before a Mirror
  • Lament of the Watch
  • Girl with Dog
  • Dressing for the Rehearsal
  • Supper at Emmaus
  • Story of Golden Locks
  • The Four Seasons of Life: Middle Age
  • Puberty
  • Infant Samuel Praying
  • Young Woman at her Toilet
  • Good Sense Corset Waists
  • Beauty and Barbarism
  • The First Party
  • Woman Reading
  • Johnny's Revenge
  • Bringing Home the Bride
  • Wedding Ceremony, Washington
  • Girl at the Mirror
  • Interior (The Rape)
  • Slave Market
  • Man and a Girl in a Room
  • The Secret Out at Last--Why Mrs. Brown Has such a Perfect Figure (Trade card for the Adjustable Duplex Corset)
  • Psyché
  • Artist and Model in the Studio
  • A Dessert
  • Still Life—Writing Table
  • Still Life with Bric-a-Brac
  • Old Cremona
  • The Jolly Flatboatmen
  • Cabin Door Still Life
  • A Bachelor's Drawer
  • A Poor Man's Store
  • Woman in Business
  • Attention, Company!
  • Faithful Colt
  • Interior of the Artist's Studio (The Tenth Street Studio)
  • Job Lot Cheap
  • Discarded Treasures
  • Still Life with Helmet, Books, Trumpet, and Sheet Music
  • After the Hunt
  • Nymphs and Satyr
  • Interior View of the Hoffman House Bar
  • Old Models
  • Court of Honor, Looking West, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago
  • Music and Good Luck
  • Breaking Home Ties
  • Our Centennial: President Grant and Dom Pedro Starting the Corliss Engine
  • Ye Olden Time New England Kitchen
  • In Grandmother's Time
  • Golden Horseshoe
  • John Wanamaker's Grand Depot
  • For Sunday's Dinner
  • Macy's Department Store Food Counter, Herald Square
  • Cotton Goods Display
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~I’ve always been charmed by that scene early on in Citizen Kane in which the impulsive young millionaire Charlie Kane, played by Orson Welles, announces to his bank-appointed guardian, Mr. Thatcher, that he wants to publish a newspaper. “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper,” Kane explains. Thatcher repeats the phrase with a...
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~Picturing a Nation examines how various groups of nineteenth-century Americans pictured themselves in their art. In so doing they pictured their nation—either as they thought it was or thought it should be. Artistic representation, as such, indirectly amounted to a form of political representation.
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~~John Vanderlyn had the world ahead of him. It was the beginning of the nineteenth century, and the young American who was living in Paris had already won acclaim for two powerful history paintings that had proven him to be not only up-to-date in his pictorial aesthetics but also strikingly political.
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~~Before we, too, abandon Ariadne on her desert isle, let us pause to consider her as the foundation of nineteenth-century American landscape painting. The future wife of Bacchus, nature god of wine and revelry, Ariadne, in all her sumptuous availability, is the trope of bountiful America ready for the taking. Such availability, in...
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The African-American artist Robert S. Duncanson painted landscapes in the style of the Hudson River School. Whether representing the Catskills, the Andes, or the Ohio River Valley, the so-called Hudson River School artists depicted locations in which forests, lakes, mountains, and streams stretched off into infinity and in which humans, if present at all, were mere bystanders at nature’s...
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~~Among art historians, a new connoisseurship has replaced the old. Connoisseur: an expert; one who knows, who speaks with authority; who understands the techniques and principles of an art and is competent to act as a critical judge. The old connoisseurship was the practice of passing judgment on art or artist according to...
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~~In the spring of 1867, the New York correspondent for San Francisco’s Alta California filed a report on his visit to the annual exhibition at the National Academy of Design, the nation’s most prestigious art establishment. The...
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~~This chapter has two stories to tell. One is of how late nineteenth-century American still-life painting made men of its viewers or at least encouraged them to think of themselves as such. The other concerns the nostalgia of these viewers for an era that was disappearing before their eyes, although in their rush to embrace the...
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