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American Miniatures, 1730-1850; one hundred and seventy-three portraits selected with a descriptive account by Harry B. Wehle, Curator of Paintings, the Metropolitan Museum of Art & a biographical dictionary of the artists by Theodore Bolton

Wehle, Harry B., and Bolton, Theodore

Published by Garden City Publishing Company, Inc, Garden City, NY, 1937
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xxv p., 1 L., 127 p. col. front., XLVIII pl. (ports., part col. ) on 27 L. 29 cm. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. This profusely illustrated text not only provides a pictorial survey of miniature works of art and their artists but also biographical sketches of these miniature portrait artists. The book is well-organized and covers by chapter: Ch.1 The Appeal of the Miniature; Ch.2 The Origin of Miniatures; Ch.3 The Use of Ivory; Ch.4 The Earliest American Works (Colonists Portrayed in England, John Watson, Theus); Ch.5 The Eighteenth Century in Philadelphia and Farther South (Hesselius, Pratt, West, C.W. Peale, James Peale, Fulton, Benbridge); Ch.6 The Eighteenth Century in New England (Copely, Pelham, Dunkerly, Savage, Trumbill); Ch.7 Foreign Artists at the Turn of the Century (Ramage, A. Robertson, W. Robertson, Field, Birch, Elouis); Ch.8 The Ripe Moment (Malbone, Trott, Fraser); Ch.9 Philadelphia Again-and Baltimore (Rembrandt Peale, Raphael Peale, Anna C. Peale, M.J. Simes, Sully, Freeman, Saunders); Ch.10 Early Nineteenth Century New York (Dickinson, Dunlap, Jarvis, Wood, Inman); Ch.11 New York Later in the nineteenth Century (Cummings, Catlin, Dodge, N. Rogers, MacDougall, Ann Hall); Ch.12 Nineteenth Century New England (Williams, Stuart, Goodridge, Alvin Clark, Staigg); Ch. 13 The March of Progress; General Bibliography; and Index. The Appendix includes A Biographical Dictionary of the Artists. Good. No dust jacket. Cover has some wear and soiling. Bookplate. Some page discoloration. Bookseller Inventory # 62967

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Title: American Miniatures, 1730-1850; one hundred ...

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc, Garden City, NY

Publication Date: 1937

Binding: Hardcover

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