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The Sharples: Their Portraits of George Washington and His Contemporaries, Knox, Katharine McCook

Author Name    Knox, Katharine McCook

Title   The Sharples: Their Portraits of George Washington and His Contemporaries

Binding   Cloth

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   First Edition

Size   4to

Publisher   New Haven Yale University Press 1930

ISBN Number    no

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.

Price = 80.00 USD

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