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The last Ruskinians :Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore, and their circle /Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson ; with Melissa Renn, Susan C. Ricci.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Anderson, Virginia (Virginia M. Genevie)
Fogg Art Museum.
Harvard University. Art Museums.
Stebbins, Theodore E.
Publication
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Art Museums
Contents
Charles Eliot Norton : Ruskin's friend, Harvard's sage / Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. -- "Plain faithful recording" : the art of Charles Herbert Moore / Virginia Anderson -- Charles Herbert Moore and the teaching of art at Harvard / Melissa Renn.
Date
c2007.
Description
"Though the eminent nineteenth-century British critic and watercolorist John Ruskin never set foot in the United States, his writings were widely read here. American artists eagerly took up his call for the meticulous depiction of nature and the preservation through copying of some of the finest works of civilization before time or misguided restoration overtook them. His influence was disseminated by the legendary Charles Eliot Norton, the nation's first professor of art history, who taught at Harvard from 1874 to 1898, and by Norton's protege Charles Herbert Moore. The Last Ruskinians is the catalogue of an exhibition that traces Ruskin's impact on these teachers, their students, and many other artists and collectors." "The works represented here include floral studies, landscapes, architectural details, views of Venice, and copies after ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art. Most are in watercolor, Ruskin's favorite medium. Included are ten works by Ruskin himself, all drawn from the Harvard collections, and twice as many by his friend Moore, a Harvard drawing instructor and the Fogg Art Museum's first director."--BOOK JACKET.
104 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Notes
"Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, on view April 7-July 8, 2007"--T.p. verso.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica (Copy 3)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [102]-104).
Received April 1, 2008.
ISBN
1891771442 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781891771446 (pbk. : alk. paper)
GUSN
249412
Call Number
CPT CPT-01-110.1036
Coll. ND1807.S74 2007 c. 2
Stacks ND1807.S74 2007 c. 1
Other People and Orgs
Moore, Charles Herbert, 1840-1930
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908
Ruskin, John.
Descriptive terms
Influence
Malerei.
Prèaraffaeliten.
Rezeption.
Ruskin, John, Influence
Watercolor painting, American 19th century
Watercolor painting, English 19th century
Material Type
Exhibitions.
Places
USA.

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