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Children of the Gilded Era: Portraits of Sargent, Renoir, Cassatt and their Contemporaries
     

Children of the Gilded Era: Portraits of Sargent, Renoir, Cassatt and their Contemporaries

by Barbara Dayer Gallati
 
Children of the Gilded Era is a charming selection of portraits of children by John Singer Sargent and his contemporaries. Features masterpieces and lesser-known works from the end of the nineteenth century, a golden age of luxury and style.

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Children of the Gilded Era is a charming selection of portraits of children by John Singer Sargent and his contemporaries. Features masterpieces and lesser-known works from the end of the nineteenth century, a golden age of luxury and style.

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Christopher Benfey
Barbara Dayer Gallati's Children of the Gilded Era: Portraits by Sargent, Renoir, Cassatt, and Their Contemporaries makes a beguiling stocking stuffer, with its worldly portraits ''intended both to preserve the likeness of a precious child and to function as objects of aesthetic value.'' Here the inanimate objects sometimes steal the show: the runaway toy horse and bright red cart in Eakins's studious ''Baby at Play,'' or the outsize porcelain vases that convey as much emotion as the blase older sisters in Sargent's masterpiece ''The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit.'' It is good to be reminded what a great painter of children Cecilia Beaux was, especially when she compels us, as in her oddly angled portrait of her wide-awake niece, ''Ernesta With Nurse,'' to view the world from a child's point of view.
The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858942728
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers, LTD
Publication date:
08/26/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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