139. Jervis McEntee, The Ruins of Caesar's Palace (Temple of Jupiter Anxur at Terracura), ca. 1868.
Oil on canvas, 24⅛ × 40⅛″.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
curred in the Tenth Street Studios.
31 Church, the
primary author, is seated; McEntee, the painter of
the background Colosseum is standing with Healy
who was responsible for the figures; American
poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his
daughter are beneath the arch.
32 Completed in 1871, this picture of Americans by Americans in Rome is emblematic of the old boy network there
and its concomitant insularity.
Archive of Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, N.Y.
A. Blaugrund, "The Tenth Street Studio Building:
A Roster, 1857-1895," The American Art Journal, XIV,
No. 2, Spring 1982, 64-71.
B. Taylor, Life and Letters, eds.
Marie Hansen- Taylor
Horace E. Scudder, Boston, 1884, II, 490-491.
D. M. Armstrong, Day Before Yesterday. Reminiscences of a Varied Life, New York, 1920, 193.
Ultimately, of course, differing attitudes toward
nature precipitated more sweeping alterations in landscape painting, involving not only a change of scenery
but a change in style.
I am grateful to Nancy Anderson, Assistant Curator of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., for providing this information.
G. Hendricks, Albert Bierstadt, Painter of the
American West, New York, 1973, 182.
Archives of American Art, Roll 1478, frame 871.
Plate 134, the second and largest in the series of
paintings Read did of Sheridan, was commissioned by
the Union League Club of Philadelphia and exhibited
at the Pennsylvannia Academy of the Fine Arts in 1870. The first portrait of Sheridan, painted in New
Orleans in 1867, is unlocated. Between 1870 and 1871
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Book title: The Italian Presence in American Art, 1860-1920.
Contributors: Irma B. Jaffe - Editor.
Publisher: Fordham University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1992.
Page number: 238.
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