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Winslow Homer's Rab and the Girls: A Riddle in Paint
Winter/Spring 2002
-Winslow Homer’s Rab and the Girls acquired its present title at some point between 1876, when it was exhibited as Over the Hills at the National Academy of Design, and 1879, when art critic Earl...
Black- and Red-Figure Vases: The Lure of Ancient Greek Pottery
Winter 2002
In the ancient Greek world, a largely illiterate society sought to understand and explain unknown forces and the vicissitudes of daily life through mythological gods and the...
Curator's Choice—Patriotism in Industry: A Lady's Riding Hat and Label
Winter 2002
'THE AMERICAN ARTS ONLY WANT ENCOURAGEMENT' are the words that embolden a flowing ribbon held firmly in the beak of an American eagle.
Japanese Netsuke
Winter 2002
The term netsuke refers to a miniature sculpture, 6 inches in its largest dimension but usually nearer to 2 or 3 inches, that is carved...
Know Your Antiques—Collecting American Antique Toys
Winter 2002
Prior to 1840, virtually all American toys were handcrafted. Examples of these early amusements include sock dolls, wooden jointed dolls, and whittled...
The Artist and the Laird: Alfred Jacob Miller & Sir William Drummond Stewart
Winter 2002
In New Orleans one early spring morning in 1837, Alfred Miller (1810–1874), a young artist recently returned from studying in Europe, was surprised by the appearance...
The Genuine Article?—Furniture Transformations
Winter 2002
Historic Deerfield is nationally known for its comprehensive collection of authentic early New England furniture...
A Studio of Her Own
Autumn 2001
In 1889, a writer for the journal The Art Amateur declared, “There is nothing that men do that is not done by women now in Boston.
Blue-and-White English Porcelain: Delicacies for the Table
Autumn 2001
The fascination with blue-and-white porcelain imported from the Orient spurred manufacturers in England to produce their own white wares with...
Chinese Ming Blue-and-White Porcelain: The Drs. A.M. Sengers Collection
Autumn 2001
Connoisseurs have long collected Dutch blue-and-white tin-glazed earthenware, and therefore it is of little surprise that the original inspiration for...
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