Picturing Ramona: Illustrations to Helen Hunt Jackson’s Novel of California

February 15, 2012
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
The Strand Theatre, Rockland
Lecture by Michael K. Komanecky, Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum
This lecture will feature an in depth look into one of the works in The Art of the Book exhibition, N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations for Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 novel, Ramona: A Story. Although Wyeth’s Ramona illustrations are little known when compared to his more popular illustrations from earlier in the century, they hold a significant place in American culture when considering that Jackson’s novel stands as one of the most popular and enduring early American novels. This lecture will explore how the depictions of Ramona created by numerous illustrators served to both enhance the author’s own imagery and to create a popular parallel vision of the story and its characters.
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Price: $8.00