On Display

Reading in 19th Century Academic Art


For the month of January, Helen Majdalany, of the Marshall University Theatre Department, brings us Reading in the 19th Century Academic Art: A Scene of Everyday Life”.  The display is composed of 19th century artists' depictions of reading throughout the ages and includes many famous artists as well as some well-known subjects.  Take a break and come to Drinko Library 3rd floor to enjoy this display.  While there, you might also enjoy learning more about the Academic Art style of painting and the artists featured in the display from resources available in our Art books collection housed also on 3rd floor.  Feel free to browse or click here to search our collection.  In addition, you can also investigate related resources available via our online databases.   

The display may be viewed during the month of January on 3rd floor of the Drinko Library.  For further information, contact Paris Webb, Digital Resources/Systems Support Librarian.  (01-06-2012)


List of artists and artworks included in the display for January 2012:

Case #1:
Kuroda Seiki (Japanese,1866-1924) Woman Reading
Eugenio Zampighi (Italian, 1859-1944) Reading the News
Sir John Everett Millais (English, 1829-1896) Peace Concluded and Release Order
Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Portrait of Jean & Geneviève Caillebotte
Samuel Albrecht Anker (Swiss 1831-1910) The Devotion of the Grandfather
Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema (Netherlands,1836-1912) Joseph Overseer of the Pharoahs Granaries
Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouy (French, 1842-1923) Femmes Priant au Tombeau de la Vierge
Joseph Bail (French, 1862-1921) A Letter from His Father

Case #2
John William Godward (English, 1861-1922) Le Billet Doux
Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861-1942) Girl Reading
Albert Joseph Moore (English, 1841-1893) Reading Aloud
Carlton Alfred Smith (English, 1853-1946) Recalling the Past
Pietronella Peters (German, 1853-1946) Reading Hour
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Auguste Reading to her Daughter
Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (English, 1829-1896) The Northwest Passage
Gustav Oskar Bjorck (Swedish, 1860-1929) My Hobby
Gad Frederik Clement (Danish, 1867-1933) Children’s Pastimes
Carlton Alfred Smith (English, 1853-1946) The Young Readers

Case #3:
David Martin (British, 1737-1797) Benjamin Franklin
Charles E Perugini (British, 1839-1918) Woman Reading
Pedro Lira (Chili, 1845-1912) Carta de Amor
Anton Ebert (German, 1845-1896) Woman Reading
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Woman Reading
Carl Spitzweg (German, 1808-1885) The Poet
Felix Schlesinger (German, 1833-1910) The Bedtime Story
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (German, 1751-1829) Family Reading

Case #4:
Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema (Netherlands,1836-1912) :
   Surviving Fame Outlasting Obscurity
   A Comparison
   From a Favorite One
   Reading from Homer
   The Favorite Poet
Albert Joseph Moore (English, 1841-1893) Young Lady in Green Laying Down to Read