Posted 12/11/09

The legacy of Henry Davis Sleeper

December 2009 | In anticipation of the loan exhibition of objects from Historic New England at next month's Winter Antiques Show in New York, we offer two appreciations of one of the organization's most intriguing properties.

Posted 12/08/09

Ralph D. Curtis: A nineteenth-century folk artist identified

November 2009 | In 1973 at an auction in Ellenville, New York, an early nineteenth-century portrait of a woman wearing a lace bonnet, holding a red book, and seated in a high-back chair sold for what was then an unusually high price of nine thousand dollars.

Posted 11/13/09

American artists as they saw themselves

November 2009 | American artists had to grapple with the nature of their role and their identity in society

Posted 11/13/09

Charles Melville Dewey: A forgotten master of classic tonalism

November 2009 | Of all the great disappearing acts in American art history, the tonalist artist Charles Melville Dewey's is one of the most complete and inexplicable.

Posted 11/13/09

James E. Freeman and the painting of sentiment

November 2009 | Thoughout his half-century-long artistic career in the United States and Italy, James E. Freeman specialized in creating paintings of sentiment that sought to cross the boundaries dividing different cultures and social classes.

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