A beautifully illustrated catalogue in which Ann Smith, the museum's curator, reviews the world at Contentment Island during Kensett's residence and the artist's work there. Janice Simon places Kensett and his Contentment Island paintings in the context of the aesthetic transformation of the nation after the Civil War, analyzing the differences in Kensett's paintings created there from those he did before.
"A World Apart: John Frederick Kensett's Contentment Island" by Ann Smith, Curator, Mattatuck Museum
"Images of Contentment: John Frederick Kensett and
the Connecticut Shore" by
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© 2001 The Mattatuck Historical Society