A Legacy of Beauty: Paintings in the Boston School Tradition

by Christopher Volpe




1 Harper's Magazine, Vol. 132, Jan. 1916, p. 176.

2 R. H. Ives Gammell, The Boston Painters 1900-1930 (Marstons Mills, MA: Parnassus Imprints, 1986), p. 166.

3 Helen Knowlton, "William Morris Hunt," The New England Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 6, Aug. 1894, p. 685.

4 Carol Troyen, The Boston Tradition: American Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - An Exhibition, (New York: American Federation of Arts, 1980).

5 Gilian Shallcross, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, text for the online introduction to the exhibit Impressions of Light: The French Landscape from Corot to Monet, Boston, Sunday, December 15, 2002 - Sunday, April 13, 2003.

6 Gilian Shallcross, Impressions of Light ibid.

7 Trevor J. Fairbrother, The Bostonians: Painters of an Elegant Age, 1870-1930 (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1986), p. 31.

8 Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 38, 1876, p. 759.

9 Erica E. Hirshler, curatorial notes for the 2006 Museum of Fine Arts exhibition, Americans in Paris, 1860-1900. See also Susan Strickler, Linda J. Docherty, contrib., Erica E. Hirshler, contrib., Impressionism Transformed: The paintings of Edmund C. Tarbell, (Hanover, NH: Univesrsity Press of New England, 2001) and Patricia Job Pierce, Edmund C. Tarbell and the Boston School of Painting, (Hingham, MA: Pierce Galleries, 1980).

10 Homer Saint-Gaudens, "Edmund C. Tarbell," The Critic, Vol. 48, Jan-June 1906, p. 137.

11 Bernice Kramer Leader, The Boston lady as a work of art, (Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D.) Columbia University, 1980).

12 Garnett McCoy, "The Post-Impressionist Bomb," Archives of American Art Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1980, pp. 12-17.

13 Erica E. Hirshler, A Woman's Perspective: Founding and Early Women Members of the Guild of Boston Artists, 1914-1945, (Boston, MA: Guild of Boston Artists, 2001), p. 4.

14 R. H. Ives Gammell, The Boston Painters 1900-1930 (Marstons Mills, MA: Parnassus Imprints, 1986), p. 170.

15 Homer Saint-Gaudens, "Edmund C. Tarbell," ibid.


See also Richard Lack, Realism in Revolution, The Art of the Boston School, (Dallas, TX: Taylor, 1985).

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