American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World

American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World.

Edited by Emily Ballew Neff and Kaylin H. Weber, Yale University Press for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2013.

Trust members based in Houston may well be already familiar with the highly praised show from whence this publication takes its name, wherein West’s The Death of General Wolfe and Copley’s Watson and the Shark were exhibited together for the first time. Though the show closed in January, we can all experience its thoughtful perspective through this catalogue, which more fully explores the concepts of history painting, the artists’ transatlantic identities, and 18th-century notions of race and its appearance in these paintings. The essays, complimented by two hundred and thirty-eight color illustrations, present as much history as artistic analysis, and will appeal to enthusiasts of both fields. (MSRP $75.00; Amazon $63.06)

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American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World.

Edited by Emily Ballew Neff and Kaylin H. Weber, Yale University Press for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2013.

Trust members based in Houston may well be already familiar with the highly praised show from whence this publication takes its name, wherein West’s The Death of General Wolfe and Copley’s Watson and the Shark were exhibited together for the first time. Though the show closed in January, we can all experience its thoughtful perspective through this catalogue, which more fully explores the concepts of history painting, the artists’ transatlantic identities, and 18th-century notions of race and its appearance in these paintings. The essays, complimented by two hundred and thirty-eight color illustrations, present as much history as artistic analysis, and will appeal to enthusiasts of both fields. (MSRP $75.00; Amazon $63.06)

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