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John Singer Sargent's "Triumph of Religion" at the Boston Public Library: Creation and Restoration

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John Singer Sargentand#8217;s Triumph of Religion at the Boston Public Library, considered to be the artistand#8217;s masterpiece, is one of the most ambitious mural cycles in the history of American art. This book, comprehensively illustrated, examines and documents Sargent Hall as an art installation (constructed between 1890 and 1919) and describes its restoration history, culminating in the authorsand#8217; 2003and#8211;4 restoration.

Sargent (1856and#8211;1925) painted the murals on canvas and enhanced their surfaces with relief materials such as plaster, papier mand#226;chand#233;, metalwork, stencils and patterned cut-outs, and#8220;jewelsand#8221; made of glass, and Lincrusta-Walton, a corrugated commercial wall covering. During the latest restoration, the three-dimensional elements were removed for the first time, leading to a deeper understanding of Sargentand#8217;s experimental approach to making the murals and controlling their environment.

About the Author

Narayan Khandekar is Senior Conservation Scientist at the Harvard Art Museum/Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Gianfranco Pocobene is Head of Conservation at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Kate Smith, formerly Paintings Conservator at the Straus Center, works privately.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300122909
Author:
Khandekar, Narayan
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Editor:
Smith, Kate
Editor:
Pocobene, Gianfranco
Author:
Smith, Kate
Author:
Sargent, John Singer
Author:
Pocobene, Gianfranco
Subject:
Religion in art.
Subject:
Sargent, John Singer
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Conservation & Preservation
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color illus.
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 4.4 lb

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