by Kugler, Richard C. and Erik A.R. Ronnberg Jr., and Adam Greenhalgh et al.
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2003. Hardbound. VG/VG. Blue cloth with color pictorial dustjacket. 178 pp., 78 color plates plus other images. This volume presents 78 paintings by William Bradford (1823-1892) in full color, from early ship portraits and harbor scenes to the Arctic views that would earn him the accolade "Painter of the Polar World." Three authoritative essays provide new information on a career that began in the whaling port of New Bedford in the 1850s, included seven voyages to Labrador and the Arctic in the 1860s, and later attracted the patronage of Queen Victoria in London and railroad barons in San Francisco. Other subjects discussed include the development of Bradford's painterly style and his interest in photography, as depicted in his heavily illustrated volume The Arctic Regions, published in London in 1873. The major source of information on this artist, and quite scarce in hardcover.
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