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The last painting of Sara de Vos
The last painting of Sara de Vos
Smith, Dominic, 1971-2016
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Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city's Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry outdoor scene haunts Sara: She cannot shake the image of a young girl from a nearby village, standing alone beside a silver birch at dusk, staring out at a group of skaters on the frozen river below. Defying the expectations of her time, she decides to paint it. New York City, 1957: The only known surviving work of Sara de Vos, At the Edge of a Wood, hangs in the bedroom of a wealthy Manhattan lawyer, Marty de Groot, a descendant of the original owner. It is a beautiful but comfortless landscape. The lawyer's marriage is prominent but comfortless, too. When a struggling art history grad student, Ellie Shipley, agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer, she finds herself entangled with its owner in ways no one could predict. Sydney, 2000: Now a celebrated art historian and curator, Ellie Shipley is mounting an exhibition in her field of specialization: female painters of the Dutch Golden Age. When it becomes apparent that both the original At the Edge of a Wood and her forgery are en route to her museum, the life she has carefully constructed threatens to unravel entirely and irrevocably.
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Edition:
Large print edition.
Imprint:
Waterville, Maine Thorndike Press, 2016.©2016
Collation:
495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series:
Thorndike Press large print basic
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-492)
ISBN:
9781410490636 (hardcover)1410490637 (hardcover)
Dewey class:
813.6
LC class:
PS3619.M5815
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryLarge PrintLP SMITOnloan - Due: 01 Aug 2021
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