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Sheldon, George William

    Full Name: Sheldon, George William

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1843

    Date Died: 1914

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Subject Area(s): American (North American)


    Self-taught historian of American art

    Selected Bibliography

    American Painters: with Eighty-three Examples of their Work Engraved on Wood. New York: D. Appleton, 1878; Hours with Art and Artists. New York: D. Appleton, 1882; Selections in Modern Art: Consisting of one Hundred and Twenty-five Specimens of Etchings, Sculpture, and Line Steel Engravings after the Works of Recent and Contemporaneous Artists. 2 vols. New York: 1885; Woman in French Art: Two Hundred and Twenty-five Pictures of Social Life of France . . . with Essays Upon Art and Life in France. New York: D. Appleton, 1890; Artistic Country-seats: Types of Recent American Villa and Cottage Architecture: with Instances of Country Club-houses. 2 vols. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1886-1887; Ideals of Life in France, or, How the Great Painters Portray Woman in French Art. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890; Recent Ideals of American Art: One Hundred and Seventy-five Oil Paintings and Water Colors in the Galleries of Private Collectors, Reproduced in Paris on Copper plates by the Goupil Photogravaure and Typogravure Processes. 4 vols. New York: D. Appleton, 1888-1890.


    Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l’histoire de l’art; de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986, p. 539; Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Wilson, James Grant, and Fiske, John, eds. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888-1889.


    "Sheldon, George William." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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