The Bard Brothers : Painting America Under Steam and Sail

By: Peluso Jr., Anthony J. / Mariners' Museum

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011368: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Contains 152 illustrations, including 121 plates in full color. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Much of what we know about how steamboats looked between about 1835 and 1900 comes from the meticulously detailed paintings of John and James Bard, twin brothers who were born in New York City in 1815, coincidentally the same year that Robert Fulton died. The Bard brothers taught themselves to paint, turning out their first joint work at the age of twelve, and they became the greatest chroniclers of the steamboat era. Working for owners, captains, boat builders - anyone who would commission a ship's portrait - John and James Bard turned out thousands of stunning paintings that have long been treasured by museums and collectors. Sometimes regarded as folk artists because of the naive directness and simplicity of their paintings, the Bards created works that have become icons of Americana.": 10.5 x 8.5 in.: 175 pages

Title: The Bard Brothers : Painting America Under Steam and Sail

Author Name: Peluso Jr., Anthony J. / Mariners' Museum

Categories: General, General, Permanent Collections,

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams / The Mariners' Museum: 1997

ISBN Number: 0810912406

ISBN Number 13: 9780810912403

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine Dust Jacket

Store ID: 011368

Keywords: Ships Sailing History