Volume II presents more than one hundred recent acquisitions that are presented through exceptional photography and insightful and scholarly essays. Familiar categories of portraits, quilts, weathervanes, boxes, trade signs, miniature portraits, schoolgirl art, furniture, and Shaker objects are examined from new and innovative perspectives. Discussions include the craft methods and artistic strategies practiced by some of the makers. A number of essays explore aspects of family ownership, new discoveries about specific artists and original interpretative analysis.
Edited by Jane Katcher, David A. Schorsch, and Ruth Wolfe
Photography by Gavin Ashworth
Contributing authors: Alan Andersen, Deborah M. Child, Paul S. D’Ambrosio, Erin E. Eisenbarth, Robin Jaffee Frank, Jane Katcher, Richard Miller, David A. Schorsch, Robert Shaw, Peter Swift Seibert, Eileen M. Smiles, Richard W. Stevenson, and Robert W. Wilkins
Catalog of the collection by David A. Schorsch
and Eileen M. Smiles