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pronkstilleven

(Dutch, ‘ornate still life’) A category of 17th-century still-life painting distinguished by its large and complex compositions and elaborate colouring. The type originated in ...

Harnett, William Michael

Harnett, William Michael (10 Aug 1848)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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848 words
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...in such unconventional locales as saloons and department stores. However, the works elicited significantly less praise from contemporary critics, who merely marveled at Harnett's technical prowess. Nonetheless, his work occupies a pivotal place between 17th-century Dutch pronkstilleven and 20th-century Cubist collage in the history of modern still life. William Michael Harnett The Banker's Table , oil on canvas, 203 × 305 mm, 1877. Gift of Elihu Root Jr., 1956. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bibliography A. Frankenstein : After the Hunt: William Harnett...

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