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The Correspondence of Washington Allston

University Press of Kentucky

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ISBN 10: 0813155452 / ISBN 13: 9780813155456
Published by University Press of Kentucky, 2014
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Title: The Correspondence of Washington Allston

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Reprint.

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Washington Allston (1779-1843), the first major American artist trained in Europe, produced important paintings, explored sculpture and architecture, and published poetry and art criticism. On his return to America he became influential in the cultural and intellectual life of New England. Allston "knew everyone" and corresponded with many of the leading figures of his day, including Wordsworth, Longfellow, Irving, Sully, and Morse.
Nathalia Wright's edition is the most comprehensive work to date on Allston, bringing together all known letters by and to him and describing his principal activities in years for which correspondence is lacking. Allston holds an important place in the history of American culture and European art and has long deserved such a volume, which offers a fascinating view of the world of arts and letters during the early American flowering.

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This volume offers a fuller picture of Allston's life than any other biography yet published. It also contains descriptions of all his artistic productions and writings, and citations to all the books he owned. In the notes, his paintings and writings--which are vitally related--are for the first time collated.

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