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Discoveries from the Field: Edwin Lord Weeks' The Golden Temple at Amristar
Spring 2009
Considered a major work when painted in circa 1890, Edwin Lord Weeks’ (1849–1903) The Golden Temple at Amritsar had faded from public awareness as interest in Orientalist-themed paintings declined in twentieth-century America. Increasingly overlooked as
Discoveries from the Field: Lydia's Drawers -- A Case for Localism in Chester County Furniture
Spring 2009
Rarely does one find a piece of furniture not only signed by the maker, but also noting where he was from and the date of construction. Even rarer is any inscription on the piece providing the name of the recipient. Might a client have
Discoveries from the Field: New Bedford Rising -- Two Eighteenth-Century Furniture Finds
Spring 2009
A recently discovered table and chest-on-chest add to a small, but growing group of furniture that we can tie to eighteenth century New Bedford, Massachusetts. Together with the other documented examples, they testify to a sophisticated regional
Historic Hotel: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Spring 2009
The 3,000-acre Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and sculpture garden is cloistered in the woods of Laurel Highlands, about sixty miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Museum Focus: Drayton Hall
Spring 2009
Drayton Hall is foremost an architectural wonder. It is the oldest and one of the most important examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture in America. The structure of the house follows many of the rules of architecture found in Andrea Palladio's
Philadelphia Portrait Miniatures 1760-1860
Spring 2009
William Dunlap's comments on miniature painting evoke the values and ideals that made it a prized genre for Philadelphians during the period of profound changes that transformed America
The Craft of Conservation: Recreating a Philadelphia Cartouche
Spring 2009
In the spring of 2007, when a bedroom in Mount Pleasant, the historic house in Fairmount Park administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was being reinstalled, curators at the museum were given the opportunity to exhibit objects in the
The Jacob Sass Desk and Bookcase: Documenting a Provenance, Preserving a History
Spring 2009
This desk and bookcase (Fig. 1) is one of the few examples of eighteenth-century Charleston furniture with an indisputable attribution: written on the interior of a desk drawer is the inscription "Made by Jacob Sass—Charleston/ Octr.
Winterthur Primer: American Portraits in Pastel
Spring 2009
Portraits created using pastel crayons were a popular alternative to oil portraits in Europe and America from the mid 1700s to the early 1800s. Available in nearly all the same colors as oil paints, when drawn across paper the crayons left a smooth
Cézanne and Beyond
A year after Paul Cézanne's death in 1906, the Paris Salon d'Automne staged a large retrospective of the artist's work.
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