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  • Collection: Recent Acquisitions,
    May 5-August 9, 2015

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Since the early years of the sixteenth century, reproductive printmaking has played an important role in disseminating images to a wider audience. Perhaps no artist benefitted more from this practice than Nicolas Poussin, who executed few public…

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At first glance, Henri Saffrey’s view of the Notre Dame pump house appears to be contemporaneous with Charles Meryon’s rendition, also in this exhibition. But the later date given here is fairly secure. An example of La Pompe du Pont Notre-Dame…

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In 1848, Charles Meryon retired from his eleven-year service in the French Navy in order to initiate a second career as a professional artist. He preferred painting; however, after receiving a diagnosis of color-blindness he turned instead to…

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Although a prolific artist, little is known about the career of Charles Williams beyond the report that he worked almost exclusively as the leading caricaturist for the noted London publisher S. W. Fores between 1799 and 1815. His Leap Year, like the…

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George Cruikshank was one of the leading caricaturists during what is often called the “golden age” of British satire, which peaked during the latter years of the Georgian era. Like his colleagues James Gilroy and Thomas Rowlandson, Cruikshank…

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In 1877, 31-year-old Stephen Parrish sold his stationary business in Philadelphia to pursue a career in painting. Two years later, after encountering Philip Gilbert Hamerton’s Etching and Etchers, published in 1868 as a response to the growing…

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This reduced version of Old Acadian Inn Yard represents one of ten plates etched by Parrish—all but one diminutive reproductions of originals—to serve as illustrations for his 1884 Catalogue of Etchings, a privately published compendium of the…

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Connecticut-born Peggy Bacon received her artistic training at several schools in New York City, including the Art Students League, where from 1915 to 1920 she studied painting with some of the New York art world’s leading figures, including…

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Although recognized as one of the leading artists in New York City during the 1930s, remarkably little is known about Mabel Dwight’s early years, other than the fact that she studied briefly at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art, either in 1896-97…

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Henri Rivière is perhaps best known for his association with the Chat Noir, the famous cabaret opened in the Montmartre district of Paris by Rodolphe Salis in 1881. While still a teenager, Rivière edited and contributed to the Chat Noir’s weekly…
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