SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Boston Public Library—General

Hirshler, Erica. “A Quest for the Holy Grail: Edwin Austin Abbey’s Murals for the Boston Public Library.” Studies in Medievalism 6 (1994): 35–49.

Jordy, William H. American Buildings and Their Architects. Vol. 3. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co., 1972.

Report on the Potential Designation of the Boston Public Library as a City of Boston Landmark. Boston: Boston Landmarks Commission, Environment Department, City of Boston, 2000.

Sullivan, Thomas Russell. “The New Building of the Boston Public Library.” Scribner’s Magazine 19, no. 1 (January 1896): 83–97.

Van Rensselaer, Mariana Griswold. “The New Public Library in Boston: Its Artistic Aspects.” Century Magazine 51, no. 1 (November 1895): 260–64.

Whitehill, Walter Muir. Boston Public Library: A Centennial History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1956.

Sargent—General

Adelson, Warren, et al. Sargent Abroad: Figures and Landscapes. New York: Abbeville Press, 1997.

Charteris, Evan. John Sargent. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1927.

Fairbrother, Trevor J. John Singer Sargent and America. New York: Garland, 1986.

Fairbrother, Trevor. John Singer Sargent. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

Fairbrother, Trevor. John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist. Exhibition catalogue. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Hills, Patricia, ed. John Singer Sargent. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986.

Kilmurray, Elaine, and Richard Ormond, eds. Sargent. Exh. cat. London: Tate Gallery, and Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1998.

McKibbin, David. Sargent’s Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1956.

Olson, Stanley. John Singer Sargent:
His Portrait
. London: Macmillan, and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986.

Ormond, Richard. John Singer Sargent: Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

Ormond, Richard, and Elaine Kilmurray. John Singer Sargent: Complete Paintings. Volume 1: The Early Portraits. Volume 2: The Portraits of the 1890s. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998, 2002.

Ratcliff, Carter. John Singer Sargent. New York: Abbeville Press, 1982.

Simpson, Marc, et al. Uncanny Spectacle: The Public Career of the Young John Singer Sargent. Exh. cat. Williamstown, Mass.: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.

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Sargent—Murals

Baxter, Sylvester. “John Singer Sargent’s Decorations for the Boston Public Library.” Harper’s Weekly 39 (June 1, 1895): 506–7, 509.

Baxter, Sylvester. “Sargent’s ‘Redemption’ in the Boston Public Library.” Century Magazine 66 (May 1903): 129–34.

Baxter, Sylvester. “Master Murals.” The Independent 89, no. 3554 (January 15, 1917): 106–8.

Blashfield, Edwin Howland. Mural Painting in America: the Scammon lectures, delivered before The Art Institute of Chicago, March, 1912, and since greatly enlarged. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1913.

Blashfield, Edwin Howland. Commemorative Tributes to Cable, by Robert Underwood Johnson, Sargent, by Edwin Howland Blashfield, Pennell, by John Charles Van Dyke. New York: American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1926. Reprinted in Commemorative Tributes of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1905–1941. New York: Spiral Press, 1942.

Boston Public Library. Handbook of the Boston Public Library and Its Mural Decorations. Boston: Association Publications, 1907.

Boston Public Library. Handbook of the Boston Public Library. Boston: Association Publications, 1916.

Boston Public Library. John S. Sargent’s Judaism and Christianity: A Sequence of Mural Decorations in the Boston Public Library. Boston: Association Publications, 1917.

Boston Public Library. Handbook of the Boston Public Library and Its Mural Decorations. Boston: Association Publications, 1920.

Boston Public Library. A Handbook to the Library Building, Its Mural Decoration and Its Collection. Boston: Association Publications, 1939.

Burke, Doreen Bolger. “Astarte: Sargent’s Study for ‘The Pagan Gods Mural’ in the Boston Public Library.” Fenway Court 1976. Boston: Trustees of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1977, pp. 18–19.

Chase, Frank H., comp. The Boston Public Library: A Handbook to the Library Building, Its Mural Decoration and Its Collection. Boston: Association Publications, 1926.

Coburn, Frederick William. “The Sargent Decorations in the Boston Public Library.” American Magazine of Art 8, no. 4 (February 1917): 129–36.

Crawford Volk, Mary. “Sargent in Public: On the Boston Murals” and “The Murals.” In Sargent. Eds. Elaine Kilmurray and Richard Ormond. Exh. cat. London: Tate Gallery, and Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1998, pp. 45–58, and 177–207.

Dini, Jane. “The Art of Selling War: Sargent’s World War I Murals for Harvard University.” In Sargent at Harvard. Eds. Miriam Stewart and Kerry Schauber. Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin 7, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 1999–2000): 67–84.

Dini, Jane. “The Artist as Choreographer: Sargent’s Murals at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.” American Art 16, no. 3 (Fall 2002): 11–29.

Fenollosa, Ernest. Mural Painting in the Poston Public Library. Boston: Curtis and Cameron, 1896.

Fowler, Frank. “Sargent’s New Wall Painting as Seen by the Decorative Architect and the Portrait Painter.” Scribner’s Magazine 34 (July–December 1903): 767–68.

Gammell, R. H. Ives. “A Masterpiece Dishonored.” Classical America 4 (1977): 47–53.

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Gammell, R. H. Ives. “John Singer Sargent: Boston Public Library Decorations.” In John Singer Sargent Studies for the Boston Public Library Decorations. Ed. Elizabeth Ives Hunter. Exh. brochure. Boston: St. Botolph Club, 1988.

Hurll, Estelle M. “Sargent’s Redemption: The New Mural Decoration in the Boston Public Library.” Congregationalist and Christian World (March 7, 1903): 351–52.

King, Pauline. American Mural Painting: A Study of the Important Decorations by Distinguished Artists in the United States. Boston: Noyes, Platt & Company, 1902.

Kingsbury, Martha. “Sargent’s Murals in the Boston Public Library.” Winterthur Portfolio 2 (1976): 153–72.

Lloyd, Nancy. “Reconstruction of Sargent’s Scale Model for the Crucifix.” In Sargent at Harvard. Eds. Miriam Stewart and Kerry Schauber. Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin 7, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 1999–2000): 58–66.

Olivier, Katherine. “John Singer Sargent’s Use of Scale Models for His ‘Triumph of Religion’ Murals (1890–1919) at the Boston Public Library” and “Sargent’s Scale Model for the ‘Trinity’ Lunette and the ‘Frieze of Angels’: Examination and Conservation.” In Sargent at Harvard. Eds. Miriam Stewart and Kerry Schauber. Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin 7, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 1999–2000): 39–57.

“Pass Bill to Seize Sargent’s ‘Synagogue.’” American Art News 20, no. 35 (June 10, 1922): 4.

Promey, Sally M. “Sargent’s Truncated ‘Triumph’ at the Boston Public Library: Art and Religion at the Boston Public Library, 1890–1925.” Art Bulletin 79, no. 2 (June 1997): 216–50.

Promey, Sally M. “The Afterlives of Sargent’s ‘Prophets.’” Art Journal 57, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 31–44.

Promey, Sally M. Painting Religion in Public: John Singer Sargent’s “Triumph of Religion” at the Boston Public Library. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.

“Sargent’s Sculpture: the Crucifixion.” Vanity Fair 7, no. 3 (November 1916): 76.

Small, Herbert, comp. Handbook of the New Public Library in Boston. Boston: Curtis and Co., 1895.

Smith, Preserved. “Sargent’s New Mural Decorations.” Scribner’s Magazine 71, no. 3 (March 1922): 379–84.

Sturgis, Russell. “Sargent’s New Wall Painting as Seen by the Decorative Architect and the Portrait Painter.” Scribner’s Magazine 34 (July–December 1903): 765–67.

Sturgis, Russell. “Boston Public Library: The South End of Sargent Hall.” Architectural Record 15, no. 5 (May 1904): 422–30.

Troyen, Carol, with Pamela Hatchfield and Lydia Vagts. Sargent’s Murals in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1999.

Whitehill, Walter Muir. “The Making of an Architectural Masterpiece—The Boston Public Library.” American Art Journal 2, no. 2 (Fall 1970): 13–35.

Wick, Peter Arms, comp. Handbook to the Art and Architecture of the Boston Library. Boston: Associates of the Boston Public Library, 1977.

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Art Conservation

Bomford, David. Pocket Guides: Conservation of Paintings. London: National Gallery Publications, 1997.

Klausmeyer, Philip, and Gianfranco Pocobene. “Resurrecting John Singer Sargent’s ‘Triumph of Religion’ at the Boston Public Library: Issues for Future Conservation Treatment.” Papers Presented at the Twenty–Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Comp. Jill Whitten. June 8–13, 2000, pp. 27–43.

Pocobene, Gianfranco. “Resurrecting John Singer Sargent’s ‘Triumph of Religion’ at the Boston Public Library: Issues for Future Conservation Treatment.” The Conservation of Heritage Interiors; Preprints of a Conference Symposium 2000. Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, Canada, 2000.

Taft, W. Stanley, and James W. Mayer. The Science of Paintings. New York: Springer Verlag, 2000.

Whelchel, Harriet, ed. Caring For Your Collections. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992.

Wolbers, Richard. Cleaning Painted Surfaces: Aqueous Methods. London: Archetype Publications, 2000.

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Artist Materials and Techniques

Constable, W. G. The Painter’s Craft: Practice, Techniques and Materials. New York: Dover Publications, 1954.

Gettens, Rutherford J. Paintings Materials: A Short Encyclopedia. New York: Dover Publications, 1942.

Jackson, R. B. A., and F. Hamilton. Mural Painting. London: Sands & Co., 1904.

Laurie, A. P. The Painter’s Method and Materials. New York: Dover Publications, 1967.

Ridge, Jacqueline, and Joyce Townsend. “John Singer Sargent’s Later Portraits: The Artist’s Techniques and Materials.” Apollo 148, no. 438 (September 1998): 23–30.

Wehlte, Kurt. The Materials and Techniques of Painting. Trans. Ursus Dix. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1975.


WEB SITE RESOURCES


AIC, The American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

CCI, Canadian Conservation Institute

CoOL, Conservation Online

IIC, The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

UKIC, United Kingdom Institute for Conservation

Sargent at Harvard

Harvard University Art Museums Collections Online

A Glossary of Drawing Terms

The Getty Conservation Institute

Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online (CAMEO)



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