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The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Author: Elizabeth Prelinger
Co-Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 112 pp.: ill. (52 color)
The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum commemorates Treasures to Go, a series of eight exhibitions from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, touring the nation through 2002. The Principal Financial Group is a proud partner in presenting these treasures to the American people.
From the 1870s through the 1920s, the nation’s prosperity brought a new sophistication and elegance to American art. This book contains more than fifty full-color reproductions that convey the richness and variety of the period—rugged landscapes by Winslow Homer, exotic Middle Eastern themes by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Henry Ossawa Tanner, spiritual seascapes by Albert Pinkham Ryder, as well as the Renaissance-inspired paintings of Abbott Handerson Thayer.