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AN IDEAL COUNTRY: PAINTINGS BY DWIGHT WILLIAM TRYON IN THE FREER GALLERY OF ART. Linda Merrill. Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1990. Distributed by University Press of New England, Hanover. 200 pp. with 173 ills. (82 col.). 28 x 28 cm. LC 90-35669 ISBN 0874515386 In English.
Showcases the Freer's unparalleled collection of 72 paintings and pastels by American Tonalist Tryon (1849-1925), a highly regarded contemporary of Whistler whose tranquil seascapes and delicately colored landscapes were avidly acquired by the Gallery's founder. Offering individual scholarly commentaries on the works, the well-illustrated catalogue features an extensive biographical essay discussing Tryon's career and stylistic development, his long tenure at Smith College, his close professional and personal association with Charles Lang Freer, and the waning of his popularity with the ascent of modernism.
Artist(s):Tryon, Dwight William
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Painting
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053971
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