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Historical Fictions: Edward Lamson Henry’s Paintings of Past and Present

Amy Kurtz Lansing

One of the most prolific and popular artists of the late 19th century, Edward Lamson Henry (1841–1919) was widely appreciated in his time as an artful storyteller who meticulously and lovingly documented places and events, particularly those associated with early America and the Civil War. This exhibition catalogue explores Henry’s fascination with “historical fictions,” and how these romanticized visions of the past played a crucial role in creating a unified national identity in the discordant decades after the Civil War.

56 pages / 9 x 11 inches / 30 color illustrations / 2005
  • Paperback ISBN 978-0-89467-959-9
    Item# 972
    Price $18.50; Members $14.80

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