Impressionism Abroad: Boston and French Painting

Impressionism Abroad: Boston and French Painting

by Erica Hirschler, Erica Hirshler, Maryanne Stevens
     
 
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston possesses one of the world's finest collections of 19th-century French and American art, with works by Degas, Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, and Sargent. This colorful book, the first published on the collection, illustrates many of its highlights.

Author Erica Hirshler outlines the history of the collection and considers the

Overview

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston possesses one of the world's finest collections of 19th-century French and American art, with works by Degas, Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, and Sargent. This colorful book, the first published on the collection, illustrates many of its highlights.

Author Erica Hirshler outlines the history of the collection and considers the taste in Boston for atmospheric landscapes which, by the late 1880s, had led young Boston painters like Childe Hassam to Monet's door. Their willingness to embrace Impressionism helped to popularize this style of painting throughout the United States.

All the high points of Boston's 19th-century collections are revealed here, with works by the leading French Impressionist painters and their American counterparts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903973608
Publisher:
Royal Academy of Arts
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.63(h) x (d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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