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Three Kentucky Artists

Three Kentucky Artists: Troye, Hart, Price

Copyright Date: 1974
Edition: 1
Pages: 96
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    Three Kentucky Artists
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    The three artists whose lives are the subjects ofThree Kentucky Artists-- Joel Tanner Hart, Samuel Woodson Price, and Edward Troye -- enjoyed considerable fame in their own day, though they are now little known outside of Kentucky. Each made a lasting contribution to the social and cultural life of central Kentucky in the nineteenth century. J. Winston Coleman, Jr. sketches the careers and relationships of the artists who played significant roles in the history of the Commonwealth.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-5039-0
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Preface
    (pp. ix-x)
    J.W.C., Jr.
  4. JOEL TANNER HART 1810-1877
    (pp. 1-24)

    High on the list of Kentuckians who achieved more than statewide fame and reputation in the last century stands the name of the native-born sculptor, Joel Tanner Hart of Clark County. In his time he drew unqualified praise; the English sculptor George H. Saul called him the greatest sculptor of modern times, and considered him worthy of comparison with the old masters.¹ He was also a poet of some merit; but he published little while he was alive, and despite the instructions in his will, circumstances saw that his work never found its way into print.

    His full-length statues of...

  5. Samuel Woodson Price 1828-1891
    (pp. 25-50)

    Samuel Woodson Price was an outstanding portrait painter in nineteenth century Kentucky. He was born at Sugar Grove, his father’s residence on the Sulphur Well Pike, just beyond the city limits of Nicholasville, Kentucky, on August 5, 1828, the fourth and last son of Major Daniel Branch and Elizabeth Crockett Price.¹ Samuel exhibited an unusual talent for drawing and the arts at a very early age, and it was said by one of his contemporaries that he could draw the capital letters before he knew his alphabet.

    In his youth, Samuel Woodson continued to exercise his talents by making pencil...

  6. EDWARD TROYE 1808-1874
    (pp. 51-77)

    Unlike England, America did not produce an important school of sporting art during the nineteenth century, but according to the standards of any country, Edward Troye would deserve an outstanding place. Sir Theodore Cook, editor ofThe Field(London), and a noted authority on the sporting art, once said of him: “In America you have had your own artists, too. There are not so many traces left as might be wished in Kentucky of the work of Troye or Audubon, of Stull, Fisher and other Americans. But Troye was the best of them all, and I shall never think of...

  7. Illustrations
    (pp. None)