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Tag Archives: 19th century

British Watercolors

Nov

26

Explore the rich history of British watercolors through works in the Cummer Museum’s permanent collection, recently given by Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Lee Bebout. Although this medium was viewed initially by many as a…

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Helen Lane

Jul

08

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern   When viewing a work of art, it is common that the piece may evoke memories of an experience, a place, or significant people in the viewers’ lives. For collector Helen Lane, these relationships serve as motivation in her artwork selections. Her collection of 19th and early 20th century […]

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In The Gallery: Still Life of Peaches and Grapes by Edward Chalmers Leavitt, 1884

Oct

09

Still life painting gained recognition as an independent subject in American art in the 17th century but was considered low on the art hierarchy behind history paintings and portraiture, until the late 19th century. The genre gained…

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In the Gallery: Landscape by Henri-Joseph Harpignies, 1893

May

21

Henri- Joseph Harpignies was a French painter and printmaker, who made a late in life debut in the Salon in 1853. Harpignies showed…

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Art History Primer #2: Impressionism

Feb

20

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. – Claude Monet

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#6 Edmund Darch Lewis – Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Nov

08

Born and educated in Philadelphia, Edmund Darch Lewis studied painting for only a short time before he began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later at the National Academy of Design in New York. He quickly became one of the most popular painters in Philadelphia, specializing in landscapes and marine scenes […]

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