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Description: Thomas Eakins: The Heroism of Modern Life
IN 1887 EAKINS’ friend the Philadelphia journalist Talcott Williams took him to meet Walt Whitman at Whitman’s house in Camden...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.144-169
Description: Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
Thomas Eakins, Dr. William Smith Forbes, and Oscar Wilde all endured scandalous trials in the late nineteenth century as a result of their infractions of rules governing human bodies. For Eakins, the bodies were nude and female, for Forbes they were dead and black, and for Wilde, young and male. Although Wilde’s trial took place in London’s Old Bailey, Forbes’ in the courts of Philadelphia, and Eakins’ in the less litigious arenas of workplace and home, all three men were front-page news in …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.126-149

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