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Painters and Paintings in the Early American South by Carolyn J. Weekley (review)

Painters and Paintings in the Early American South by Carolyn J. Weekley (review) 576 }EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 50, NUMBER 2 overall argument about Stuart's bipolarity is very persuasive. The question she answers is: what does the artist's probable manic-depression explain? The proposal of his bipolarity does succeed in helping us understand Stuart's described behavior, the unevenness of his work, and the uncertainty of attribution as regards his oeuvre. It also, as she argues, explains his greatness: a welcome and well-argued insight. ELLEN g. MILEs Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Painters and Paintings in the Early American South CAROLYN j. wEEkLEY New Haven: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Association with Yale University Press, 2013 438 pp. Painters and Paintings in the Early American South is the culmination of forty years' work, painstakingly assembled and presented by Carolyn J. Weekley. Her acknowledgments alone make clear the magnitude of this endeavor, providing a road map of the archives, museums, colleagues, and collectors with whom she has worked in pursuit of information crucial to an understanding of the fine arts in the southern colonies between 1564 and the 1790s. The result is a massive and thorough enumeration of the contributions painters made to early southern culture, a significant and lasting research resource relying heavily on primary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

Painters and Paintings in the Early American South by Carolyn J. Weekley (review)

Early American Literature , Volume 50 (2) – Jun 21, 2015

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576 }EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 50, NUMBER 2 overall argument about Stuart's bipolarity is very persuasive. The question she answers is: what does the artist's probable manic-depression explain? The proposal of his bipolarity does succeed in helping us understand Stuart's described behavior, the unevenness of his work, and the uncertainty of attribution as regards his oeuvre. It also, as she argues, explains his greatness: a welcome and well-argued insight. ELLEN g. MILEs Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Painters and Paintings in the Early American South CAROLYN j. wEEkLEY New Haven: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Association with Yale University Press, 2013 438 pp. Painters and Paintings in the Early American South is the culmination of forty years' work, painstakingly assembled and presented by Carolyn J. Weekley. Her acknowledgments alone make clear the magnitude of this endeavor, providing a road map of the archives, museums, colleagues, and collectors with whom she has worked in pursuit of information crucial to an understanding of the fine arts in the southern colonies between 1564 and the 1790s. The result is a massive and thorough enumeration of the contributions painters made to early southern culture, a significant and lasting research resource relying heavily on primary

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Early American LiteratureUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 21, 2015

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