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The Resource Beauty's legacy : gilded age portraits in America, edited by Barbara Dayer Gallati; with a contribution by Valerie Steele

Beauty's legacy : gilded age portraits in America, edited by Barbara Dayer Gallati; with a contribution by Valerie Steele

Label
Beauty's legacy : gilded age portraits in America
Title
Beauty's legacy
Title remainder
gilded age portraits in America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara Dayer Gallati; with a contribution by Valerie Steele
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Named after a series of charity portraiture shows held by the New York social elite during the 1890s, Beauty's Legacy examines the resurgence of society portraiture in the United States between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. The catalog features 65 portraits from the New-York Historical Society collection: sitters range from celebrated beauties to business titans, among them Mrs. William Waldorf Astor, Emma Thursby, Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, Mary Barrett Wendell, Reverend Henry Codman Potter, and Mary Gardiner Thompson; featured artists include John Singer Sargent, James Carroll Beckwith, George Peter Alexander Healy, Daniel Huntington, Eastman Johnson, and Benjamin Curtis Porter. Accompanying entries provide insight into patterns of patronage within a social milieu obsessed with identity and appearance. Essays consider issues such as celebrity, exclusivity, philanthropy, and the competing ideals of natural and enhanced beauty
Cataloging source
MZA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gallati, Barbara Dayer
  • Steele, Valerie
  • New-York Historical Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New-York Historical Society
  • New-York Historical Society
  • New-York Historical Society
  • Portrait painting, American
  • Portrait miniatures, American
  • Portrait painting, American
  • Portrait miniatures, American
  • United States
  • Bildnismalerei
  • USA
  • Portrait miniatures, American
  • Portrait painting, American
  • United States
  • Portrait painting, American
  • Portrait miniatures, American
  • Portrait painting, American
  • Portrait miniatures, American
  • United States
Label
Beauty's legacy : gilded age portraits in America, edited by Barbara Dayer Gallati; with a contribution by Valerie Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held September 27, 2013-March 9, 2014 at the New-York Historical Society
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gilded age portraiture: cultural capital personified -- Peter Marié's gallery of beauty: "a dream of fair women" -- Miniatures -- Painted beauty: portraits, fashion, and cosmetics in the gilded age -- Paintings and sculpture
Control code
862232870
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781907804182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650, 651
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)862232870
Label
Beauty's legacy : gilded age portraits in America, edited by Barbara Dayer Gallati; with a contribution by Valerie Steele
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held September 27, 2013-March 9, 2014 at the New-York Historical Society
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gilded age portraiture: cultural capital personified -- Peter Marié's gallery of beauty: "a dream of fair women" -- Miniatures -- Painted beauty: portraits, fashion, and cosmetics in the gilded age -- Paintings and sculpture
Control code
862232870
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781907804182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650, 651
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)862232870

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