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" Boit, exhibited two years later, it offers the slightly "uncanny" spectacle of a talent which on the very threshold of its career has nothing more to learn. "
The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the ... - Page 289
1901
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Henry James - Art - 1893 - 175 pages
...superb group of the children of Mr. Edward Boit, exhibited two years later, it offers the slightly " uncanny " spectacle of a talent which on the very...freshness of youth combined with the artistic experience, really felt and assimilated, of generations. My admiration for this deeply distinguished work is such...
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The Art-makers: An Informal History of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture ...

Russell Lynes - Art - 1982 - 514 pages
...command, indeed, that was one of the wonders of his day. Henry James was moved to remark on "the slightly 'uncanny' spectacle of a talent which on the very...threshold of its career has nothing more to learn." In 1878, when he was twenty-two, his painting "Oyster Gatherers at Cancale" was shown at the Salon...
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Uncanny Spectacle: The Public Career of the Young John Singer Sargent

Art - 1997 - 192 pages
...decade of John Singer Sargent's career offered to the acute perceptions of Henry James the "slightly 'uncanny' spectacle of a talent which on the very threshold of its career has nothing more to learn."1 The writer chose his words carefully, selecting his adjective to convey the almost magical...
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A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature

Bill Brown - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 245 pages
...precocity as a temporal disjunction.8 To his eye the "astonishing" painting "ofFer[ed] the slightly 'uncanny' spectacle of a talent which on the very threshold of its career has nothing more to learn" (218). For James, then, the uncanniness of the image amounts to its manifestation of an indeterminate...
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Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity

David W. Galenson - Art - 2006 - 233 pages
...passing into another manner." James was disturbed by Sargent's precocity, for "it offers the slightly 'uncanny' spectacle of a talent which on the very...threshold of its career has nothing more to learn"; James found himself "murmuring, 'Yes, but what is left?' and even wondering whether it be an advantage...
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