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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler


How did James McNeill Whistler create his distinctive brand?

James McNeill Whistler and John Ruskin battled over what makes a work worthy to be deemed art

Charles W. Morgan in 1947.


What happens when a nineteenth-century whaler makes a twenty-first-century voyage?

Over a hundred seventy years after its birth, the Charles W. Morgan makes its way through New England's waters.

Room in Hauteville House


What Can We Learn About Victor Hugo From Visiting His House Museum?

A privileged view into the literary mind

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.


Hannah, Andrew Jackson’s Slave

A favorite of Old Hickory, she made him seem kinder than he was. Why?

Book cover


"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

Book cover of Tatooing the World


A Marked Man

For nineteenth-century sailor, tattoos both smoothed the way and caused alarm.

"The Battle of Lake Erie" by Julian O. Davidson


Roosevelt the Revisionist

Young TR takes on the War of 1812.

Caricature of Gustav Mahler


To the Age Its Art . . .

Antisemitic critics poisoned the works of Gustav Mahler for fin-de-siècle Viennese audiences.

"I ask no quarter and I fear no foe." —William Goebel, 1899


The Late Governor Goebel

Governor Goebel: He fought, killed, and was killed.