1985 Imprint Volume 10-2 Autumn


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69. Esko, Claudia T. “The Influence of Whistler on American Painter-Etchers.” Vol. 10, no. 2 (Autumn 1985), 12-20.

Esko chronicles Whistler’s use of etching and his particular style. Among his American followers were Joseph Pennell, Frank Duveneck, Otto Bacher, Charles Abel Corwin, Henry Twachtman, Julian Alden Weir, and Childe Hassam. Their stylistic relationships are discussed.

70. Larson, Judy L. “Stuff and Nonsense: Humor in American Childrens’ Book Illustration.” Vol. 10, no. 2 (Autumn 1985), 2-11.

This article discusses nonsense literature for children, of which the earliest examples were published in England. Some Americans, Samuel Goodrich in particular, railed against nonsense books for children in the mid-nineteenth century. Mary Mapes Dodge brought new vitality to American childrens’ literature beginning in 1874. The works of Palmer Cox, A.B. Frost, Frank Burgess, and Peter Newell are discussed.

71. Reaves, Wendy Wick. “A Decade of Print Collecting at the National Portrait Gallery.” Vol. 10, no. 2 (Autumn 1985), 21-28.

The Print Department at the National Portrait Gallery was established in 1974 with a mission to collect, research, and exhibit portrait prints of Americans. Reaves describes some of the most significant acquisitions of the preceding decade, which include 761 engravings by St. Memin, 53 lithographs by Charles Fenderich, and many individual prints of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The collection also includes portrait prints of the twentieth century, such as fine etchings by Anders Zorn and Childe Hassam. Caricature portraits have also been eagerly sought by the Portrait Gallery, and Reaves is seeking contemporary images as well.