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Description: Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection of Folk...
The Fielding Collection of early American folk art brings the past to life before our eyes...
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~It all started with a house. While on a trip to coastal Maine in the early 1990s, we were seduced by the charms of a small farmhouse built in 1768 and located on a quiet cove with stunning views of islands and lobster boats. The house, its setting, and the surrounding rural community could not have been more different from our home base in Los Angeles. It was that...
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When more than 250 items from Jonathan and Karin Fielding arrived at The Huntington in the summer of 2016, those of us who were involved in the installation of Becoming America knew that the American galleries would never be the same again. I had seen many objects in person and, while planning the display, pored over photographs like a greedy online...
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~JAMES GLISSON David, thanks for taking the time to share your story, profound knowledge, and infectious enthusiasm. How did the study and promotion of American folk and decorative art from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries come to be your calling?
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~If only antique furniture could talk, what would it tell us? For a generation and more, scholars of material culture have worked hard to create such talk. In this they are joined by collectors like Jonathan and Karin Fielding and antiques dealers like David Wheatcroft, a chief source for the Fieldings and an interview contributor to this volume. The result is,...
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~Few realms within American art history have attracted greater attention than the broad range of artifacts in the category of “folk art.” Scholars periodically observe that these objects have an engaging character or an immediacy that reflects the spontaneity of...
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~In the first years of America’s settlement, textiles were often the most expensive and important household possessions. Bedcovers were sometimes worth more than beds, for instance, as shown by estate inventories of the period. Since fabric was produced by hand, usually at home, the process was extremely labor-intensive. Imported fabric was rare and expensive,...
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~In 1836, when Charles and Comfort Caverly of New Hampshire had their portrait painted by the artist Joseph H. Davis, they gave some truth to a pronouncement made by the American critic and author John Neal a few years prior, regarding the development of artistic appreciation in the...
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~Portraiture, the dominant form of painting in nineteenth-century America, offered a sense of not only how the subjects actually looked but also how they wanted to be seen by their peers and remembered by posterity. Affluent sitters, and increasingly members of the middling classes, commissioned portraits as an expression of social position and material aspirations....
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This catalogue is the result of the farsighted generosity and capacious vision of Jonathan and Karin Fielding...
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James Glisson, Editor
Contributors: John Demos, Jonathan and Karin Fielding, Robin Jaffee Frank, James Glisson, Stacy C. Hollander, Christina Nielsen, Sumpter Priddy, Elizabeth V. Warren, David Wheatcroft
THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS
SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA

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