BOLGER, D: Thomas Eakins and the Swimming Picture

Book cover. Thomas Eakins and the Swimming PictureBolger, Doreen; Cash, Sarah. Thomas Eakins and the Swimming Picture. Amos Carter Museum, 1996. ISBN: 0883600854. Unmarked. Some edge wear on cover and a tiny tear on edge of front end page. Good. Paperback. (#31150) $15.00

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Exhibition catalog that examines a single painting that is now widely regarded as an American masterpiece: Swimming, completed in 1885 by the Philadelphia artist, Thomas Eakins (1844-1916).

Essays by Marc Simpson, Kathleen A. Foster, Doreen Bolger, Sarah Cash, Elizabeth Johns, Richard R. Brettell, and Claire M. Barry. Appendix with exhibition history and bibliography by Milan R. Hughston with Sarah Cash.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white. Measures 11×8.5 inches. 152p.

EAKINS, T: Thomas Eakins: The Heroism of Modern Life

Johns, Elizabeth. Thomas Eakins: The Heroism of Modern Life. Princeton University Press, 1983. ISBN: 0691002886. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#27061)

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Asks why Thomas Eakins, now considered the foremost American painter of the nineteenth century, made portraiture his main field in an era when other major artists disdained such a choice? Places his work in the cultural and vocational context of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Topics include The Gross Clinic, The Concert Singer, Walt Whitman, and more.

Illustrated in color and Black/White. 207p. Index. Bibliographic Essay.

EAKINS, T: Thomas Eakins and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Weinberg, H. Barbara (with contributions by Jeff L. Rosenheim). Thomas Eakins and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. Unmarked. 52p. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#3326) $14.00

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Illustrated in color and B/W. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (Winter 94/95, No. 3). Reprinted to accompany 2001 Eakins exhibition.