Free Shipping on Order Over $60
AfterPay Available
Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America

Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America

Gilded Age Portraits in America

by Barbara Dayer Gallati
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/11/2013
20%
OFF
RRP  $59.99 $48.50
Named after a series of charity shows held by the New York social elite during the 1890s, which generated huge press interest, this volume examines the remarkable resurgence of portraiture in the United States in the late 19th century. It features over 50 paintings by leading American and European artists, including John Singer Sargent, James Montgomery Flagg and William- Adolphe Bouguereau, with portraits of the some of the greatest belles of the Gilded Age, including Mrs. William Waldorf Astor and the concert singer, Emma Cecilia Thursby. The book also features 25 miniature portraits from the collection Beauties of New York Society commissioned by contemporary socialite Peter Marie, as well as period photographs and advertisements for fashion and cosmetics. The lives of all of these women generated a level of curiosity similar to that of celebrity and beauty magazines like 'Vanity Fair' and 'Tatler' today. AUTHOR: Barbara Dayer Gallati is an independent scholar and the Brooklyn Museum's Curator of American Art. SELLING POINTS: Features paintings of famous society men and women like Mrs William Waldorf Astor, Emma Thursby, Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, Mary Barrett Wendell, Reverend Henry Codman Potter, and Mary Gardiner Thompson by American artists such as John Singer Sargent, James Carroll Beckwith, George Peter Alexander Healy, Daniel Huntington, Eastman Johnson, and Benjamin Curtis Porter Includes period photographs of the sitters' opulent residences, costume balls and society weddings and advertisements of fashions and cosmetics popular in Gilded Age New York Features an essay by leading fashion historian Valerie Steele, Chief Curator and Director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York 89 colour illustrations
ISBN:
9781907804182
9781907804182
Category:
History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
D Giles Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
184
Dimensions (mm):
279x229x0mm
Weight:
1.29kg

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 7-10 working days of you placing an order.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro 2 working days

NSW Metro 2 working days 

NSW Rural 2-3 working days

NSW Remote 2-5 working days

NT Metro 3-6 working days

NT Remote 4-10 working days

QLD Metro 2-4 working days

QLD Rural 2-5 working days

QLD Remote 2-7 working days

SA Metro 2-5 working days

SA Rural 3-6 working days

SA Remote 3-7 working days

TAS Metro 3-6 working days

TAS Rural 3-6 working days

VIC Metro 2-3 working days

VIC Rural 2-4 working days

VIC Remote 2-5 working days

WA Metro 3-6 working days

WA Rural 4-8 working days

WA Remote 4-12 working days

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America.