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 Rediscovered: Charles Bregler’s Thomas Eakins Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Thomas Eakins Rediscovered: Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, book coverFoster, Kathleen A. Thomas Eakins Rediscovered: Charles Bregler’s Thomas Eakins Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Yale University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0300061749. Unmarked book. Dust jacket frayed at spine head. Very Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30090) $28.00

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Extensively illustrated. More than fifty years ago, a treasury of studio material-including oil sketches, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and manuscripts-was rescued from the empty house of Thomas Eakins by a devoted student, Charles Bregler.

This book is both a catalog of the Bregler collection and a reassessment of Eakins’s career as read through the newly discovered materials. 496p.

PMA: Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art Selections from the Bicentennial Exhibition

Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art Selections from the Bicentennial Exhibition, book cover Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art Selections from the Bicentennial Exhibition. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976. Unmarked book. Very Good. Paperback. (#25715)

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The Bicentennial exhibition was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from April 11-October 10, 1976. Extensively illustrated in color, with a few B/W plates. Artists include Raphaelle Peale, William Harnett, Charles Sheeler, John James Audubon, Alexander Calder, Thomas Eakins, Wharton Esherick, George Howe, Benjamin Franklin, Eadweard Muybridge, Gilbert Stuart and others. 160p. Measures 9×10.5 inches.