Knox, Katharine McCook
Title The Sharples: Their Portraits of George Washington and His Contemporaries
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher New Haven Yale University Press 1930
Seller ID 004157
134 pages; 129 b&w portrait reproductions, including 35 of George Washington and 3 of Martha Washington. Each portrait of the Washingtons includes media (usually pastel) and owner. Fascinating story of a family of 18th- and 19th-century painters of portraits of the most famous people of the day- working in pastel. Included are correspondences between England and America, also fascinating. Dozens of portraits not illustrated are catalogued. Clean within, tight binding; boards are soiled and worn at extremeties.