|Product Details |
Yale University Press
During the 1870s, rowing became a very popular sport in the United States. An enthusiastic rower, the young Thomas Eakins, painted, sketched and drew a series of rowing pictures. Eakins's 24 rowing works are brought together and examined as a group in this book.
Cooper discusses various aspects of Eakins' rowing series, explaining his affection for the sport, and much more. This book will be the catalogue fo ran exhibition of Thomas Eakins' rowing pictures will open at the National Gallery of Art on June 23, 1996, the Yale University Art Gallery on October 11, 1996, and Cleveland Museum of Art on February 19, 1997. 45 colorplates and 30 illustrations.
Thomas Eakins` extraordinary rowing pictures-some of the most celebrated and recognized images in the history of American art-appear together for the first time in this beautiful book. Fascinating information about the sport of rowing and its heroes, about Eakins` development as an artist, and about nineteenth-century social, cultural, and artistic concerns accompanies the twenty-four oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings of this extraordinary series.