Henry James: essays on art and drama
Henry James (1843-1916) was one of the most important commentators on the cultural life of 19th-century Boston, Paris and London. This collection of 56 of his critical essays and reviews (reproduced in facsimile) includes critiques of exhibitions and collections of the works of such artists as Rousseau, Delacroix, Turner and Sargent. The essays, some of which have never been reproduced or have been unavailable for some time, are arranged chronologically. They chart the development of James' own aesthetic attitudes but, more significantly, reveal much about the evaluative criteria that formed the basis for 19th-century criticism in general. As a result they form an essential body of work for art historians concerned with this period's appraisal of its own artistic trends and those of previous generations.
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Art Pictures by Hunt Gerdme Zamacois and Vibert unsigned
The Dutch and Flemish Pictures in New York unsigned critical
The Bethnal Green Museum Atlantic Monthly 31 January 1873
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