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Interior of Peale's Museum

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Description: Interior of Peale's Museum
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Description: Another City: Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic
~In 1789, after a conservative counterrevolution reversed many of the democratic reforms of the revolutionary years, the Pennsylvania legislature restored Philadelphia’s charter, which had been revoked under the 1776 state constitution. The...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.113-144
Description: Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention
~SAMUEL F. B. MORSE was not the first artist to paint a picture of a celebrated art collection, nor was he the first to edit or embellish the collection...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.61-73
Description: The Art of the Edge: European Frames 1300–1900
The independent picture frame has a neatly definable history. It began in Italy during the early years of the Renaissance, largely as the result of the privatization and secularization of the painting, and it ended during the last decades of the 19th century, as painters began either to ignore the frame or to subsume it into the arena of the picture itself...
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.11-20
Description: Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
Sometime between 1883 and 1885, a colleague photographed Thomas Eakins unclothed and holding aloft a naked female student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (fig. 1). In recent decades, this image has been tendered as the most tangible proof of the artist’s indiscretions. Although the scene undoubtedly is worthy of critique, it also is worth noting that Eakins hardly was the first indiscreet Philadelphian. More than a century before that shutter snapped, Charles Willson Peale sketched …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-27

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