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Children of the gilded era: portraits by Sargent, Renoir, Cassatt and their contemporaries
The perfect gift book, presenting a charming selection of portraits by John Singer Sargent and his contemporaries working in both the United States and Europe. Included are masterpieces and lesser-known works from the end of the nineteenth century, a golden age of style and luxury.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by Merrell Publishers
(first published October 2004)
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I love portraits of children, which always evoke a strong feeling of family and nostalgia in me. As a result, I had to like this book in spite of its dry prose because of its abundance of 19th-and-early-20th-century portraits of children. I learned from the way it outlined the changing conceptions of childhood and family during the Gilded Age, but without the captivating pictures, the book would be dull. Isn't that the point?