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The Resource Paintbrush for hire : the travels of James and Emma Cameron, 1840-1900, Frederick C. Moffatt

Paintbrush for hire : the travels of James and Emma Cameron, 1840-1900, Frederick C. Moffatt

Label
Paintbrush for hire : the travels of James and Emma Cameron, 1840-1900
Title
Paintbrush for hire
Title remainder
the travels of James and Emma Cameron, 1840-1900
Statement of responsibility
Frederick C. Moffatt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book chronicles the interesting lives of the nineteenth-century painter James Cameron (1817-1882) and his wife, Emma (1825-1907). James Cameron's remaining known oeuvre contains about twenty paintings, including some from the time he lived here in Knoxville. But he and his wife traveled extensively--including to revolutionary Italy, when Cameron studied the classical and renaissance masters--as Cameron became a working artist, mainly in several places throughout the South. Based on their lives, the author sketches out the life of an itinerant, mainly southern painter in the middle to late decades of the nineteenth century. While Cameron was perhaps of moderate talent, the value of this work should lie in illuminating the day-to-day life of American painters, including the challenges they faced to make a living in the nineteenth century. The author's task is aided considerably by his discovery of a large collection of Cameron papers housed at Mills College in Oakland, California. The most voluminous source material comprised diaries written by Emma. She was a keen observer of their situation and an energetic writer"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
759.13
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ND237.C2215
  • ND237.C2215
LC item number
  • M64 2018
  • M64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Paintbrush for hire : the travels of James and Emma Cameron, 1840-1900, Frederick C. Moffatt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
990257560
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621903659
Lccn
2017027923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990257560
Label
Paintbrush for hire : the travels of James and Emma Cameron, 1840-1900, Frederick C. Moffatt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
990257560
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621903659
Lccn
2017027923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990257560

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