By James F. O'Gorman
Expert in a variety of media, 19th-century artist Hammatt Billings (1818-1874) designed furnishings, statuary, monuments, structure, and private and non-private gardens. He used to be a painter and portraitist and an illustrator whose drawings seemed in UNCLE TOM'S CABIN and LITTLE ladies. This publication reconstructs Billings's existence and paintings. one zero one illustrations.
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He did return then. One can only guess that Billings was seeking to expand his horizons, his opportunities for work, by moving to England in the aftermath of the war. We can only wonder if troubles with Phoebe played a role in his departure. The trip yielded some art. A small sketchbook preserves his jottings of urban street scenes and the compositions of old master paintings. Among the latter, for example, is a sketch of the right half of Veronese's Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (ca. 1555), which, since the original is in Dresden, he must have known from a print.
News," and has just received a book from Boston to illustrate. He Page 19 might go to Paris and he is thinking about returning home in the autumn. He did return then. One can only guess that Billings was seeking to expand his horizons, his opportunities for work, by moving to England in the aftermath of the war. We can only wonder if troubles with Phoebe played a role in his departure. The trip yielded some art. A small sketchbook preserves his jottings of urban street scenes and the compositions of old master paintings.
Billings's Books 229 Appendix B. A Billings Bookshelf 234 Appendix C. Billings's Buildings 242 Notes 245 Index 279 Page ix Preface Who was Hammatt Billings? The short answer is, he was a designer who lived and worked in Boston during the middle of the nineteenth century, an artist-architect highly regarded in his own time and largely forgotten in ours. A longer answer will be found in the following chapters. The actual Billings lived, worked, died, and was forgotten. The Billings in this book is a recreation based upon fragmentary evidence preserved through the accidents of time and retrieved through the fortunes of scholarship.
Accomplished in all departments of art--Hammatt Billings of Boston, 1818-1874 by James F. O'Gorman