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John Smibert : colonial America's first portrait painter

Author: Richard H Saunders; John Smibert
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]. ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Saunder's explores Smibert's early Scottish and London training as well as his travels in Italy; his portrait practice in London; his arrival in America and his stylistic development; the creation of "The Bermuda Group"; and the business of portrait painting in Boston.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Catalogues raisonnés
Named Person: John Smibert; John Smibert; John Smibert; John Smibert; John Smibert; John Smibert; John Smibert
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Saunders; John Smibert
ISBN: 0300042582 9780300042580
OCLC Number: 31607421
Notes: "A Barra Foundation book."
Description: xii, 280 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Scotland --
2. London and Edinburgh --
3. Italy --
4. A London Studio --
5. Covent Garden --
6. Boston and The Bermuda Group --
7. New Directions --
8. "Above All, an Exemplary Christian": Smibert's Final Years --
Catalog --
Appendix 1 References to Smibert in Vertue's Notebooks --
Appendix 2 Correspondence --
Appendix 3 The Administration and Inventory of Smibert's Estate --
Appendix 4 Smibert's Epitaph.
Other Titles: Colonial America's first portrait painter
Responsibility: Richard H. Saunders.

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John Smibert was the first portrait painter of distinction to attempt to carve out an existence in colonial America. This text is both a catalogue raisonne of Smibert's work and a discussion of his  Read more...

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