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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format image/png
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 066
Description A Bmket of Chips The first point is the title which was given to me by my wife's father. He watched the growth of the picture with much interest. The idea was always strong in my mind but the right wording would not come. One morning before breakfast he was at our door with a radiant face. "James, I have it !" he said, "The Adoration of Ages." That is just what I had been trying to find but could not. The idea for the picture came to me first in a dream. When the morning came I hastened to sketch in the composition but did not start the painting for some weeks. I wished to give it time to mature. I took it with other compositions I had to my old master - Leon Bonnet [Bonnat). He told me to paint that one for the Salon. I made my preparations and then advertised for models, which is not done in the usual American way. All I had to do was to write on my door with a piece of chalk, "Besoin de Model (Modele)," (Need of a Model). They soon began to come daily and often hourly. When the right type appeared I took his or her name and address and when my list was com- plete I wrote on the door, "N'Pas de Model." That stopped the flow. I sketched in from my composition the group of figures on a small canvas. For my Christ model I had engaged a blind man with long hair. He had posed in the same character for many artists and was known as the "blind Christ." I began with him, and had a robe for him to wear but drew it from the nude first. A very interesting part of the experience was the intelligence of his little curly haired flea infested dog. The dog, attached to a string, would travel in advance of his master, with a little bell on his collar so that the travel of the two was noted bv the tinkle of the bell. During the hours of posing the dog would curl up in the corner and doze but when five o'clock approached he would jump up, shake himself and make ready to leave. He seemed to know when it was quitting time. I worked on the Christ until it was finished and then took up the next model - the kneeling woman. Before her pose 66
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327546
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327546