By James F. O'Gorman
This e-book reconstructs the profession of Hammatt Billings, probably the most prolific and flexible artists of the 19th century. expert in a variety of media, Billings designed furnishings, statuary, monuments, structure, and private and non-private gardens. He used to be a painter in either oils and watercolors, a portraitist, and an illustrator whose drawings seemed within the unique American variants of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Little ladies.
Although Billings labored for plenty of deepest buyers, he was once additionally greatly a public artist, giving obvious shape to the preferred celebrations of his period. He designed fireworks screens for the Boston universal, adorned structures in instances of public social gathering and mourning, laid out plans for quite a few gala's and fairs, and created floats for parades.
Extensively illustrated and meticulously researched, this booklet recovers the paintings of an drastically gifted guy and makes it transparent that no dialogue of nineteenth-century Boston or American tradition could be entire and not using a attention of Billings's contributions.
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