Included in this collection of essays on history painting in America are three important essays that touch on the varied types of colonial representation in modern painting and their popular and critical reception: Wendy Greenhouse, "The Landing of the Fathers: Representing the National Past, 1770-1860;" Barbara J. Mitnick, "Paintings for the People: American Popular History Painting 1875-1930;" and Mark Thistlethwaite, "A Fall from Grace: The Critical Reception of History Painting, 1875-1925."
An exhibition catalog from a show of portraits painted in America between 1750 and 1850. An early example of the attempt to "stimulate interest in art of a purely American character."
A survey of American sculpture containing examples of historical and genre sculpture influenced by the Colonial Revival.
Tells the stories behind the creation of much of the art in the U.S. Capitol building, including a series of historical paintings by John Trumbull depicting important events from the Revolution. Argues that the art supported national ideals of Manifest Destiny and racial superiority.
Interprets the career of a "Boston School" painter in the context of the Colonial Revival that dominated New England culture in the early twentieth century.
A history of the Cos Cob art colony in Greenwich, Connecticut, that also discusses the impact of the Colonial Revival on American Impressionist artists.
Henry was an acclaimed artist who painted genre and historical scenes, often containing buildings.
Investigates the life and work of a premier historical artist/illustrator of the early twentieth century.
A survey of the "Brandywine School" - Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, and other artists associated with the Brandywine River Valley in Delaware. These artists produced a large body of historical and genre paintings - much of it colonial in subject matter - during the early 1900s.
A biography of an important American illustrator, best known for his work in magazines like Scribner's and Harper's New Monthly. Pyle created a number of colonial and Revolutionary-themed works, many of which have become iconic images, such as The Battle of Bunker Hill (1898).
Surveys the career of one of America's premier sculptors; includes his statue Minute Man (1874).
An artistic biography of a late nineteenth century sculptor who created monuments to many Revolutionary heroes.
A review of late nineteenth century American painting that contains examples of colonial scenes painted by Percy Moran, Carl Marr, F.C. Jones, Walter McEwen, Francis D. Millet, Edwin A. Abbey, and Elizabeth J. Gardner.
Evaluates the technical qualities of Millet's colonial genre paintings and their "agreeable" and "delightful" nature.
A review of the life and work of the sculptor who designed Nathan Hale (1890) and the Princeton Battle Monument: General Washington Refusing Defeat at the Battle of Princeton, January 3D, 1777 (1922).
Contains a few examples of contemporary paintings depicting Revolutionary War and colonial scenes.
Surveys the career of a turn of the century American painter who specialized in colonial genre scenes.
The biography of America's premier Beaux-Arts sculptor; among his works was The Puritan (1887).
Examines the impact of Nutting's faux-colonial photographs on the Colonial Revival movement.