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Manet and the American Civil War: The Battle of the "Kearsarge" and the "Alabama"

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This fascinating book focuses on The Metropolitan Museum of Art's recent acquisition, The "Kearsarge" at Boulogne, by Edouard Manet (1832-1883). During the American Civil War, when Union forces blocked Confederate ports, the Confederacy countered by waging guerrilla warfare on Union merchant shipping. One of the most skilled Confederate raiders was the sloop-of-war Alabama. On June 19, 1864, the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the C.S.S. Alabama fought off the coast of Cherbourg, France. The Alabama sank less than two hours after the first shot was fired. The battle captured the attention of the French people, and Manet, who as a teenager had served in the Frech navy, raced to Boulogne to see the victorious Kearsarge. He painted a depiction of the battle (which he did not witness), now in Philadelphia, as well as a portrait of the Kearsarge, now in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This volume contains essays about the Metropolitan's picture and five additional seascapes painted by Manet in Boulogne during the summer of 1864. Related works by other artists, photographs, and newspaper articles are also included.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300099621
Subtitle:
The Battle of U.S.S. Kearsarge and the C.S.S. Alabama
Author:
Degener, David
Author:
Degner, David
Author:
Degener, David C.
Author:
Bareau, Juliet Wilson
Author:
Wilson-Bareau, Juliet
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Manet, Edouard
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Publication Date:
20030610
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 b/w + 35 color illus.
Pages:
86
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 1 lb

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