Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America

Beauty s Legacy Gilded Age Portraits in America Named after a series of charity shows held by the New York social elite during the s Beauty s Legacy examines the remarkable resurgence of portraiture in the United States at the end of the ninet

  • Title: Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America
  • Author: Barbara Dayer Gallati
  • ISBN: 9781907804182
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Named after a series of charity shows held by the New York social elite during the 1890s, Beauty s Legacy examines the remarkable resurgence of portraiture in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century It features over fifty paintings, including works by John Singer Sargent, William Bouguereau, and James Montgomery Flagg, and twenty five miniature portraits ofNamed after a series of charity shows held by the New York social elite during the 1890s, Beauty s Legacy examines the remarkable resurgence of portraiture in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century It features over fifty paintings, including works by John Singer Sargent, William Bouguereau, and James Montgomery Flagg, and twenty five miniature portraits of reigning social celebrities from Peter Mari s famous collection Gallery of Beauty A chapter by leading fashion historian Valerie Steele reveals how important beauty and fashion were in Gilded Age America, and how artists helped sitters achieve what nature had not always provided.
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    • Judy says:

      Excellent social history of NY society and the artists who memorialized them. Drawn mostly from the New York Historical Society's collection so not all the Gilded Age portraitists are included.

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