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Product Description To appreciate the phenomenon one only has to attend a standard auction sale of British paintings where as many as a third of the items are portraits. Moreover there are galleries devoted exclusively to portraiture in London, Edinburgh and Dublin - an indication of an enthusiasm for the subject unmatched anywhere else in the world. This seemingly unquenchable thirst for portraits of individuals, families and friends has meant that for over four hundred years, native-born portrait artists have been joined by their foreign-born colleagues, attracted to these isles by the vast number of commissions available. Yet, ironically, most general art historical dictionaries give scant coverage to the many men and women who specialised in what is arguably the most difficult of all subject matter to paint. Attention has been focused on court painters and a favoured few, rarely if ever on the full spectrum of the profession with its wealth of talent. This dictionary redresses the balance. Product Details Hardcover: 504 pages Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist (December 13, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1851491732 ISBN-13: 978-1851491735 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 1.7 inches Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds

Antiques by Lise Bohm

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 1453120
  • Quantity
  • 3
  • Category
  • Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 2006
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Height: 14 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 5.5 pounds
  • Condition
  • new
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