Boston Days of William Morris Hunt

Boston Days of William Morris Hunt

Boston Days of William Morris Hunt

Boston Days of William Morris Hunt

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In writing this book I have endeavored to recall and present in his true power and worth, that gifted artist and rare and striking personality, William Morris Hunt, who lived and worked in Boston in what have been styled the "yeasty years" of the Sixties and Seventies--years which were marked by unusual intellectual and political development, in which Boston led the way with a roll-call of distinguished historians, scientists, authors and poets, unequalled in the history of our country.

In the art history of a people one may read, perhaps, the truest record of their civilization; but we have been repeatedly told that America has no love for art. Those, however, who will turn back to the busy, fruitful years during which Hunt painted and taught in Boston, will certainly discover that the field was promising, that there were many genuine lovers of art who rallied round him and heartily welcomed the new and transforming principles of . . .

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