The Resource Captain Watson's travels in America : the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818, Kathleen A. Foster ; commentaries on the plates by Kenneth Finkel

Captain Watson's travels in America : the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818, Kathleen A. Foster ; commentaries on the plates by Kenneth Finkel

Label
Captain Watson's travels in America : the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818
Title
Captain Watson's travels in America
Title remainder
the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen A. Foster ; commentaries on the plates by Kenneth Finkel
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From 1816 to 1817, British Naval Captain Joshua Rowley Watson visited friends in Philadelphia and toured the northeastern United States. During that time he filled two sketchbooks and a diary with impressions of travels that took him to Washington, Boston, and the wilds of the Hudson River valley. Watson's record proves to be a charming and graceful observation of the American scene - particularly of Philadelphia, as Watson includes an extensive overview of Eaglesfield, the country house on the Schuylkill River where he stayed. With a style that is reminiscent of eighteenth-century British topographical draftsmen, Watson's watercolors joined the flow of British art into America that ultimately formed and inspired the Hudson River school. Art historian Kathleen Foster has now gathered this previously unpublished material into a handsome volume that presents a fresh view of American art, architecture, landscape, and society in the Jeffersonian era. Her book comprises an extended essay on Watson's life and travels, a discussion of his artistic style, a guide to the diary, and the complete diary itself
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Kathleen A
Dewey number
973/.099
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E164
LC item number
.F77 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Finkel, Kenneth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watson, Joshua Rowley
  • Watson, Joshua Rowley
  • Watson, Joshua Rowley
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • United States
  • British
  • Landscape painters
Label
Captain Watson's travels in America : the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818, Kathleen A. Foster ; commentaries on the plates by Kenneth Finkel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Barra Foundation book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Discovering Captain Watson -- Chronology: The life and travels of Joshua Rowley Watson -- pt. I. Watson's world. Raised in the navy, 1772-1790 ; An officer's life during the Napoleonic Wars, 1791-1815 ; The American trip, 1816-1817 ; American family and friends ; Philadelphia ; Eaglesfield : a gentleman's villa on the Schuylkill ; Travels in the United States ; Watson's American diary -- pt. II. Selections from Watson's American sketchbooks. Introduction
Control code
ocm36767638
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
xii, 372 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812233841
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97015132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)36767638
Label
Captain Watson's travels in America : the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818, Kathleen A. Foster ; commentaries on the plates by Kenneth Finkel
Publication
Note
"A Barra Foundation book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Discovering Captain Watson -- Chronology: The life and travels of Joshua Rowley Watson -- pt. I. Watson's world. Raised in the navy, 1772-1790 ; An officer's life during the Napoleonic Wars, 1791-1815 ; The American trip, 1816-1817 ; American family and friends ; Philadelphia ; Eaglesfield : a gentleman's villa on the Schuylkill ; Travels in the United States ; Watson's American diary -- pt. II. Selections from Watson's American sketchbooks. Introduction
Control code
ocm36767638
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
xii, 372 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812233841
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97015132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)36767638

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